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‘Prodigal Son’ Actress Aurora Perrineau Says She Won’t Take Latina Roles Because She’s Not Latina



If casting directors view her only as black rather than mixed-race, Perrineau says “Everyone thinks I’m Latina.”

“I think in the casting world it’s like, they want to know, ‘Are you black? Are you Latina? Are you white?’ They want to have this clear thing, because they think that audiences won’t understand how ethnically ambiguous the world is. So I get Latina a lot, which, obviously I’m not going to take on a role of a Latina woman, because I’m not Latina and that’s not the right thing to do. So I make it very clear that I’m not, and I normally don’t get the job, but I think it’s important for everyone to have representation and you shouldn’t be taking representation from someone else."

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Examples of actresses who are not latinas and still taking latina roles ?
Tags: black celebrities, casting / auditions
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