August 29, 2017 - 14:49 BST Emmy Griffiths Ed Skrein has stepped down from his role in the Hellboy reboot after learning that his character, Major Ben Daimio, has mixed Asian heritage. See what he had to say... Photo: © Getty Images 1/2 Ed Skrein steps away from Hellboy role after whitewashing controversy. Photo: © Getty Images 2/2 Ed Skrein steps away from Hellboy role after whitewashing controversy. © HELLO! Total or partial reproduction of this article and its photographs is prohibited, regardless of links or credits. More about: Ed Skrein You might like... Celebrity Gogglebox stars' children who never appear on the show Where are the Downton Abbey child stars now? 20 times royal children were caught being naughty in public 11 of the royal family's favourite TV shows revealed Where are the stars of Netflix's New Girl now?