This year’s Power Rangers reboot introduced a new and modern incarnation of the team to audiences, though the original version from the 90s television series was not entirely lacking in diversity. However, actress Amy Jo Johnson, who played the original Pink Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, recently revealed her issue with the casting on the series in an interview with The Mary Sue.
Johnson commented on the casting of Walter Jones as the Black Ranger and Thuy Trang as the Yellow Ranger.
“It was diverse but too on the nose. I don’t know if they did that on purpose or if that was a mistake. I don’t know the logic behind it but I think they definitely learned their lesson.”
Johnson explained that the original cast often humorously addressed this issue.
“Of course! Oh my god, it was a joke. For sure, we would have jokes about that and be like this is ridiculous.”
The Power Rangers reboot featured Becky G and Ludi Lin as the Yellow and Black Ranger, respectively.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discoverer they are the only ones who save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film stars Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks and Bill Hader.
Power Rangers will be available on Digital HD on June 13 followed by the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray release on June 27.
Source: The Mary Sue