Gabrielle Union On Why Black Actresses Don’t Earn Smart Roles: “They Want Us Shucking And Jivin’ And Cooning”

February 9, 2015  |  

 

From BlackVoices 

Gabrielle Union certainly has a sense of humor — and we’re not the only ones who agree.

Following her appearance in 2014’s “Top Five,” Chris Rock likened Union’s on screen wit to “30 Rock” star Tiny Fey during an December interview on “The Angie Martinez Show.”

“People don’t realize that Gab Union is one of the funniest people out there…she’s like ‘Tiny Fey funny,'” Rock said. “With the right parts she could do something big, and turn around and play Rosa Parks.”

While Rock’s comment may ring true to some, this week the “Being Mary Jane” star shared her thoughts on the challenges of taking on a comedy role as a black woman in Hollywood.

Read more about Gabby’s commentary at BlackVoices.com 

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