We know issues are about to get critical when Drew Barrymore scoots her chair nearer to her visitor and holds their hand. During at present’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, actress Nia Long revealed to the viewers why she didn’t get a half in Charlie’s Angels, which was produced by Barrymore’s manufacturing firm, prompting a dialogue about range in Hollywood.
Reflecting on her chemistry learn with Barrymore for the 2000 movie, Long mentioned she thought it went “rather well.” However, when she realized she misplaced out on the position, she was instructed her “eyebrows have been too subtle” and he or she “appeared too previous subsequent to Drew.”
“Now that I’m older and wiser and we’ve been in this enterprise a very long time, I believe what was taking place throughout that point is, there have been all these conversations at the moment about range,” she defined. “But folks weren’t actually pulling the set off.”
She clarified that she doesn’t assume the occasion had something to with Barrymore or her manufacturing firm, Flower Films. Instead, she pointed to “the worry of actually placing a Black girl into a movie that by no means actually forged anybody Black.”
She continued, “What I’ll say now’s, issues have modified a little. I thank god for producers such as you as a result of I do know you’re conscious and also you’re delicate to it since you’re having the dialog.”
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The visitor, who assured that she didn’t assume the message got here from Barrymore, mentioned she is “101% optimistic that it got here from a studio [executive] that has no idea and understanding of the significance of range, not to mention what you stand for.”
She instructed Barrymore, “Because you’ve been in this recreation, Drew, for a very very long time, and I do know your coronary heart, and I see your present, and I do know who you’re, so this was by no means something that I took private in any respect. But I’m glad that we’re having the dialog.”
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