• ‘Maze Runner' Star Dexter Darden Says Being a Black Actor in Trump's America Is ‘Overwhelming'

    5 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    If you've watched the “Maze Runner” movies, you know who Dexter Darden is. He plays the ever-present Frypan, the Keeper of the Cooks.
    But getting the role wasn't all fun and games for the actor. Darden, an African American born in Camden, New Jersey, told TheWrap that his skin color was a problem for some fans. He also discussed the significance of him simply existing in Hollywood, as a key part of the “Maze Runner” franchise, in Donald Trump's America.
    “Originally, they weren't very happy, because Frypan in the books wasn't necessarily a man of color,” Darden said, describing a phenomenon...
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