After his Golden Globe win, “Green Book” star Mahershala Ali addressed the recent criticism by family members of pianist Dr. Donald W. Shirley, whom Ali portrays in the film.
Directed by Peter Farrelly, the based-on-a-true-story explores the friendship between Shirley and his chauffeur, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), in the Deep South during the ’60s. Some of Shirley’s family members have taken issue with the movie, calling it a “symphony of lies.” The film is based on stories Lip told his son, who serves as a screenwriter on the movie.
Fresh from accepting his award for best supporting actor, Ali was asked about the family’s discontent with the film.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times