Stars of ‘The Best Man Holiday’ express frustration with being black in Hollywood

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Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs, stars of the upcoming movie The Best Man Holiday, recently commented on the difficulty of being black in Hollywood.

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 was released in 1998:

“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 opens in theaters Nov.15.

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