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See the first images of Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

See Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in the trailer for Sky Arts’ Urban Myths                  By Claire Lobenfeld Jan 11 2017 See Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson in the trailer for Sky Arts’ Urban Myths By Claire Lobenfeld Jan 11 2017
Edmund Wade | 13 January, 2017, 00:28

Urban Myths, a four-part comedy series which includes the episode "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon" - a story based on a rumoured vehicle trip Jackson took with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in the early 2000s - starts 19 January, 10pm GMT on Sky Arts.

He was quoted by The Guardian as saying: "We were casting Michael Jackson in 2001 and that obviously is a challenge in terms of the physical resemblance".

Taking to Twitter, Paris replied to a MJ fan site asking her thoughts, writing: 'I'm so incredibly offended by it, as I'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit'.

The 30-minute "Urban Myths" series on Sky Arts explores real-life stories involving well-known figures, "using a generous dose of artistic license", Sky Arts said in statement.

"Where is the respect?" "They worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal", Paris wrote on social media".

Paris' cousin Taj "TJ" Jackson tweeted, "Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with".

Fiennes, who is famed for his roles in Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth, said he was shocked to be given the part previous year.

Her anger over the film comes after a petition to boycott the movie has reached more than 20,000 supporters. "I'm as shocked as you may be". "He was probably closer to my colour than his original colour", he said. "One must determine if this portrayal is one that is going to be positive entertainment, and one that will not bring about division and put anyone's noses out of joint, so I went with the mind that this was a positive light-hearted comedy".

For his part, Fiennes (how could he have fallen so far since Shakespeare in Love?!) has defended the show, which will debut on British channel Sky Arts on January 19.

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