Apparently black actors don’t have to stick together. When Halle won the Oscar for Monster’s Ball, black actresses snubbed her all over the tabloids by revealing that they passed on the role because they found it too demeaning.
Even Angela Bassett quipped,
“It’s about character, darling. I wasn’t going to be a prostitute on film. I couldn’t do that because it’s such a stereotype about black women and sexuality.
It’s about putting something out there you can be proud of 10 years later. I mean, Meryl Streep won Oscars without all that.”