KOLHAGG, Germany (AP) The man who starred in “Arresting Development” is the latest actor to say he has been mistreated and that the film was “racist.”
Michael Kolhagg, the lead character in the Netflix original series that started in 2007, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that he has not seen the new Netflix film and that he had no intention of participating.
The Associated Press reported that Kolhagg, who has also played “The Blacklist” and “The Leftovers” on Netflix, said he was approached by producers with “racial and ethnic overtones” after the film premiered.
He said he refused to sign a nondisclosure agreement, and that when they reached out to him he said he had been mistreatment by a producer.
“I didn’t feel it was fair that they would try to force me to sign that thing.
So I left it in their hands, which is a good thing,” Kolhgg told the AP.
Kolhaggg, whose credits include “Blacklist” on HBO, said that the racial undertones of the film “sounded really familiar to me.”
He said that while he and the rest of the cast are happy that Netflix has reached a resolution with the producers, the film has been “a little bit problematic.”
Kolahgg said he has never met the producers and that they had no idea that his role would be a racial one.
The actor also said he believes the film is racist because of its treatment of African-Americans.
“It’s a film that deals with blackness in the same way that we deal with whiteness.
The white characters are the people in power, but they are also the people who are being oppressed,” he said.”
So the idea that these white characters should be the people with power is an idea that is not really accepted in Hollywood and is not very well-represented in the film world,” he added.
The actor said he would have been happier to work on a film without the racial themes, but that he wanted to do it because he loves his character.
He also said that he is not racist and has seen people with the same skin color as himself in other movies.
“The most important thing I can say about the film, though, is that it is a film about people,” he told the Associated Press.
“This film is a story about people who have a lot of things in common and they are not being treated fairly,” he continued.
“That’s really what I want to be a part of and that’s why I want people to see it.”
Kohlberg, who was born in Germany but moved to the United States at age 5, is the only black actor to appear in the “Arrow” series.
He is the youngest actor to play an on-screen role in the series.
Netflix has said it will release a new version of the Netflix series in 2019.