|Hobbiton: Whites only. (Image via Newser)|
(Newser) – A woman who wanted to be an extra in The Hobbit was told by the casting crew on the New Zealand production that while she was short enough to play a hobbit, she wasn't white enough. 'The casting manager basically said they weren't having anybody who wasn't pale-skinned,' the woman, who is of Pakistani descent, told the Dominion Post. She waited for 3 hours with hundreds of other aspiring extras before being told there was little point in her being there.Maybe it's just that light-skinned hobbits never enslaved dark-skinned hobbits and their insular culture has enforced regional homogeneity?