Just as whitewashing of ethnic characters is wrong, so is changing the ethnicity of a character. It was wrong to cast the Ancient One as a white woman. It IS wrong to make an Eastern Mediterranean woman into a French Cambodian. I'm certain the actress will do well in the role, but, through no fault of her own, she will not be the character. To be completely honest, Jennifer Garner was probably an even worse choice. While I'm not as vocal about it I too am having real trouble with this choice.