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Zachary Levi loses work over being ‘too Jewish’



Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 7:00 PM

Actor Zachary Levi attends the 31st Annual Artios Awards at Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

After the #oscarssowhite controversy spurred countless celebrities to claim that Hollywood is racist, another star tells [email protected] that Tinseltown can also be very, very stupid.

“Thor” star Zachary Levi says that he has been turned down for roles because he’s “too Jewish” – even though he’s not Jewish at all.

“I heard multiples times that I was too Jewish,” he told [email protected], “which is surprising to people because I go by Zachary Levi. Levi is my middle name. Pugh is my real last name. I’m Welsh.”

“I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he added, “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!”

Fortunately, the actor told us he got to skip the casting directors entirely when landing his new role in Eva Longoria’s show “

“I didn’t audition,” he said, “We’ve been friends for so long and she just said, ‘Hey, I have this role. Would you want to come do it?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll come do it.'”

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