Tia Mowry Was Told To Audition For ‘Latino Roles’
Written by BET on November 22, 2020
Although they’d a success sitcom within the 90’s, working in Hollywood wasn’t straightforward for Black actress Tia Mowry-Hardict and her twin Tamera Mowry-Housley.
“It was very evident to me once I would stroll on units and see how sure stars or actors could be handled who weren’t of ethnicity — higher dressing room, higher trailer,” Tia Mowry recalled on her YouTube collection, Tia Mowry’s Fast Repair.
“I’ve been instructed I’m not Black sufficient, which was very odd and bizarre to me,” the Sister, Sister star stated. “‘You don’t look Black sufficient. I believe you’d match extra of the Latino position.’ It’s like, what? These have been casting administrators who didn’t perceive the completely different shades of Black tradition.”
Though the present was attracting tons of viewers, the sisters nonetheless weren’t getting the pay they deserved, Tia Mowry added.
“I keep in mind as soon as the present grew to become a success, it’s very regular so that you can ask for a elevate. That’s what occurs, proper? Individuals get raises. However it was all the time so laborious for my sister and I to get what we felt like we deserved, and our paycheck by no means equaled our counterparts’ that weren’t of range, and that was irritating. Very, very irritating,” she defined.
Right here’s what she stated on her YouTube collection.