“I have a very simple belief about acting,” Shearer said on Monday during an interview with Times Radio. “The job of an actor is to play someone who they’re not.” The voice actor went on to say that he was not “opining” the actions of his superiors. Rather, he was merely trying to make a statement about his craft.
Shearer then clarified that he was supportive of the campaign to make Hollywood a more diverse and inclusive place. “People from all backgrounds should be represented in the writing and producing