-a casting director told wendell pierce, "i couldn’t put you in a shakespeare movie, because they didn’t have black people then."
-kimberly pierce on coming out in hollywood, "i thought the gayness was what was going to freak people out, and in a lot of ways, it’s the femaleness that causes more problems in a straight, male world."
-john ridley wrote a screenplay wrote a screenplay for a film with a black woman as the lead character. film execs questioned him, asking "why does she have to be black?”
-america ferrera on her first audition when she was 16: the casting director [for a commercial] said, “Can you do it again but sound more Latino?” I had no idea what she was talking about. “You mean you want me to speak in Spanish?” She’s like: “No. Do it in English but just sound more Latino.” I genuinely didn’t realize until later that she was asking me to speak English with a broken accent.