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Over on Gawker.com they have an interview with one of the actresses in the movie that sparked this Libyan mess, Cindy Lee Garcia.  She says she is horrified by what has happened and that they were misled about what the movie was about:

"It was going to be a film based on how things were 2,000 years ago," Garcia said. "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything."

In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product. Muhammed wasn't even called Muhammed; he was "Master George," Garcia said. The words Muhammed were dubbed over in post-production, as were essentially all other offensive references to Islam and Muhammed.

Garcia was horrified when she saw the end product, and when protesters in Libya killed four U.S. Embassy employee.

"I had nothing to do really with anything. Now we have people dead because of a movie I was in. It makes me sick."

And now 80 members of the cast and crew of the movie have made a statement:
The entire cast and crew are extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by the producer. We are 100% not behind this film and were grossly misled about its intent and purpose. We are shocked by the drastic re-writes of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.
Garcia promises to sue.

Originally posted to Gangster Octopus on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Barriers and Bridges.

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