Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Zoe Kravitz Discusses the Diversity Problem in Hollywood

Zoe Kravitz, Teen Vogue Magazine
Photo from E!

It looks like Zoe Kravitz is going to be a sci-fi/fantasy regular, a la the equally fabulous Zoe Saldana. She has the recently released Ascendant of the Divergent series out, as well as Mad Max and the X-Men movies (among others) under her belt. Check out an excerpt from her interview with E! below:

Being a black woman in Hollywood, Zoe is well aware of the uphill battle she faces, but she still refuses to take any stereotypical roles- "Typically, white people have the story, and any kind of minority is like adding that pop of red or fun purse or pair of shoes to jazz up an outfit," she explains. "These people are accents that make things funny, weird, or dramatic."

Thus, she won't allow herself to be pigeonholed into one of those categories. "I spent so much of my career saying no to those films. I've seen that movie a million times, and I don't feel right putting that into the world over and over and over again," she adds. "I'm not going to spend the rest of my life playing some girl's friend or some girl on crack in the projects."

In fact, she may soon be one of the people to help make that change, hoping to "write, produce and direct" in her own films in the future.

Check out the rest of the article at E! Online:

Photo and text from E! Online

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