Gabrielle Union On The Struggles Of Black Actors

Hollywood can be a tough place for actors…but, if you’re a black actor, you really have an uphill battle ahead of you.

In an interview with Ocean Drive Magazine, Gabrielle Union candidly discussed the struggles of being a black actor.

The Being Mary Jane” star said in most cases, black actors can’t even get their foot in the door to audition for roles.

Half the time, [African-Americans] don’t even get the opportunity to fail . . . At least let me audition, so you can say I just wasn’t good enough.

Most times, black actors can’t even get in the door.

It’s still grossly unequal — and that goes for the Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and LGBT communities . . . We have a long, long way to go.

Gabrielle Union is set to star in Nate Parker‘s Sundance hit, The Birth of a Nation.


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