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Nia Long, Taye Diggs & Sanna Lathan Cover JET, Talk Black Hollywood Actor Struggles

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Nia Long, Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan cover the latest issue of JET magazine and dish on their new film, The Best Man Holiday.  See what they said about the struggle in Hollywood inside...


In the latest issue of JET, the cast of The Best Man Holiday opened up about some of the obstacles Black actors struggle with in Hollywood.  And while looking gorgeous on the brand new cover, the trio, who carry on their love triangle drama in this sequal, spoke candidly about what they deal with as black actors.

Nia Long on getting the movie made:

“It wasn’t like we were just able to make this movie; we had to go through a process. So I feel successful in that alone….”

Sanaa Lathan on the portrayal of African-Americans in films:

“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain...stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now.

Taye Diggs on how films have changed since The Best Man:

“Our films were really starting to explode and it was an interesting time. But then, people started making movies without us in them…Sadly, we’re still slaves to a system we don’t really control.”

The Best Man Holiday his theaters November 15.

Also, Romany Malco (Think Like a Man; The 40-Year-Old Virgin), talked to JET magazine about his rise to stardom and how he plans to stay there. He said,

“I don’t care how broke of terrified I’ve been – I’ve always made a conscious effort to explore worlds outside of my own. The worst advice I have ever gotten was know my place – Hell no. I’m defining my place.”


The November 25th issue of JET magazine is on newsstands November 4th.






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