Michael Jai White On The Oscars Curse
Michael Jai White better tread lightly when talking about the queen Angela Bassett.
In a recent interview with Bossip, the “For Better or For Worse” star shared his thoughts on the Oscars and revealed he does NOT want to receive an Oscar or get nominated for one because it’s the kiss of death for acting careers.
But, he didn’t stop there…he gave examples by naming Angela Bassett, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Jennifer Hudson.
Is there an Oscar nominee or Oscar winner who’s black whose career has ever been enhanced by the win of a nomination?
Whose career has been enhanced after they’ve gotten an Oscar or a nomination, somebody please tell me because I can’t think of one person.
I’ll tell you what, the majority whose gotten an Oscar it’s signified the end of their career. Angela Bassett got nominated for What’s Love Got To Do With It, what has she done bigger than that since then? Cuba Gooding Jr. Oscar winner, what has he done since then? Lou Gossett Jr., what? Jennifer Hudson, what? Terrence Howard, what was the next movie that it launched him in to? For the love of God please do not nominate me for an Oscar!