Nerdist: “The Magicians” Cast Talks Creating an Authentically Diverse World
09 January 2019Posted by Cole
Nerdist went to the set of The Magicians season 4 and talked with the cast about diversity in the show. Read what Arjun had to say below:
For Arjun Gupta, who plays everyone’s favorite magical traveler Penny, the push toward diversity is at the core of everything he does. “It’s the most important thing we can do, it’s our responsibility as artists,” Gupta said. “I’m of the Tony Kushner school of art where everything is political, art is politics. Not that it’s specifically political, just that it has a message and has influence and therefore you should be conscious of it.”
Gupta feels as though he’s surrounded by a team with similar values. “It’s remarkable to be part of cast and crew where that is conscious for us all,” he said. “I think that there’s always room to improve and that there’s ways for our show to improve going forward. But you can see from the first to the second to the third [season] the way that we have improved and I think that’s a testament to a group of artists that want to influence. And it’s also a legacy of Lev’s.”
You can read what other members of the cast had to say in the full Nerdist article.