Isabella Gomez Says Auditions ‘Dwindled’ After ‘One Day At A Time’ https://t.co/0wdK4escCn— Variety (@Variety) December 6, 2019
Isabella Gomez started receiving less auditions once it became known she was Latina after starring as Elena Alvarez in “One Day at a Time.”
“It’s interesting because I am white passing. So, when I got here people didn’t know I was Latina. I was going out all the time, getting call backs all the time. Then I booked ‘One Day at a Time’ — which thank God. But, then people found out I was Latina. And then, the auditions dwindled and people don’t want to see me as much,”
It has been an interesting transition, dealing with the fact that she “was getting accepted” as a teenager working in this business. But as she got older, on “such a common Latinx show,” she started to experience more rejection.
It was a recent realization of her white passing status, that she discovered during the second season of the show when her brother’s character Alex (Marcel Ruiz) is bullied because of his darker brown skin color, and her character doesn’t have the same experience.