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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Cinema in Noir: The Women Diversity List and Dream Casting for Actresses of Color

Alfre Woodard and Lupita Nyong'o

While we at Cinema in Noir are thrilled that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o has become the Hollywood It girl (despite the fact that she has yet to lock down her next film role), on today's show we wanted to bring attention to the many other actresses of color that deserve more shine and further drive home the fact that great actresses of color aren't a trend--they've been here for years and they're here to stay.

So, thanks to's The Women Diversity List (link here), which highlights the many TV and film scripts across genres in the queue that call for ethnic actresses, we've come up with a list of diverse and complex roles that will further showcase minority talent. And, of course, we got a chance to do our own dream casting for each project--from Adepero Oduye and Aisha Tyler to Jamie Chung and Rosario Dawson.

Missed the show? Listen to it here.


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