Where is Ali Larter now? ‘Heroes’ star slammed as 'racist piece of s**t' as Leonard Roberts blames her for exit

The 48-years-old actor spilled the beans on how Ali Larter, creator and showrunner Tim Kring and other actors from the cast singled him out as a Black actor on different occasions


                             Where is Ali Larter now? ‘Heroes’ star slammed as 'racist piece of s**t' as Leonard Roberts blames her for exit
Ali Larter and Leonard Roberts (Getty Images)

Actor Leonard Roberts, who is known for his roles in ‘Drumline’ and TV shows like ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘American Crime Story’ and ‘Major Crimes’, has slammed ‘Heroes’ co-star Ali Larter over racism, holding her responsible for his exit from the show after the first season.

In a detailed account given to Variety, the 48-years-old actor spilled the beans on how Ali Larter, creator and showrunner Tim Kring and other actors from the cast of ‘Heroes’ singled him out as a Black actor on different occasions. The fantasy show had first debuted in 2006. One of the excerpts from Leonard’s detailed account to Variety about Ali Larter’s racism mentions, “During the staging of a bedroom scene, my co-star took umbrage with the level of intimacy being suggested between our characters. In a private rehearsal, Greg Beeman, our director, asked if she was willing to lower the straps of the top she was wearing and expose her bare shoulders only above the sheet that covered her, in order to give the visual impression she was in the same state of undress as me, as I was shirtless.”

He added, “My co-star refused Beeman’s request, and I was instantly aware of the tension on the set. I remember instinctively checking to make sure both my hands were visible to everyone who was there, as not to have my intentions or actions misconstrued. Despite Beeman’s clear description of what he was looking for visually, my co-star insisted she was, indeed, being asked to remove her top completely, and rehearsal was cut. She then demanded a meeting with Beeman and the producers who were on set and proceeded to have an intense and loud conversation in which she expressed she had never been so disrespected — as an actress, a woman or a human being.”

The news soon picked the heat on Twitter where a majority of social media users slammed Ali Larter over racism. One stated, “Ali Larter wouldn’t do a shoulder scene because she felt “disrespected as a human actress and woman” but had no problem with this. Racist hypocrite. We hate to see it. Glad Beyoncé threw her down the stairs in ‘Obssessed’. We love to see that.” Another added, “It's unfortunate Leonard Roberts went through this. Wish him nothing but the best. And given Ali Larters pretty consistent career- it's safe to say I will no longer support her. Racism/antiBlackness whether subtle or overt is unprofessional and inexcusable. I loved Heroes.”

One expressed, “But truly? Given how other Black characters were treated or sidelined..? I'm not surprised. But the news of Ali Larter's behavior really saddens me.. I was a fan for years. I hope Leonard sees nothing but success moving forward. #Heroes.” One individual shared, “This is so common in the TV, Film, Media & entertainment spaces it’s sickening and long-been normalized. Courageous for him to speak up.” Another posted, “Ali Larter is racist for not wanting to be intimate with a black person? The stupidity of the radical pro-blacks and leftists.” One person added, “Welp, guess Ali Larter's a racist piece of s**t. I really can't trust a single white woman. Also F**k Heroes forever D.L was literally one of their best characters and I NEVER forgave them for what they did to him. Now I know why. F**k that show amd the execs.”



 



 



 



 



 

 



 

Ali Larter made her film debut in ‘Varsity Blues’ followed by horror films ‘House on Haunted Hill’, ‘Final Destination’ and ‘Final Destination 2’. Larter is also known for her supporting roles in the comedy ‘Legally Blonde’ and the thriller ‘Obsessed.’ Though she could not get into the A-list category in Hollywood, Ali Larter still continues her work on both the silver and the small screens. Larter starred in ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ in 2016 and prior to that she was also seen in the 2015 supernatural thriller, ‘The Diabolical.’

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