“Iron Fist” star Finn Jones thinks part of the reason the latest Netflix Marvel show is getting panned is because of the American political climate — in particular, Donald Trump.
Speaking to Radio Times, Jones said part of the problem is that his “Iron Fist” character, Danny Rand, is a white billionaire. And as he sees it, the one of those currently holding the U.S. presidency is making critics less receptive to Danny’s story.
“I think the world has changed a lot since we were filming that television show,” he said in the interview. “I’m playing a white American billionaire superhero at a time when the white American billionaire archetype is public enemy No. 1, especially in the U.S.
“We filmed the show way before Trump’s election, and I think it’s very interesting to see how that perception, now that Trump’s in power, how it makes it very difficult to root for someone coming from white privilege, when that archetype is public enemy No. 1.”