Hollywood has a long way to go when it comes to giving black actors as many opportunities as their white counterparts.
Yet, Christian and African-American actress Meagan Good chooses to focus on the positive advancements being made.
“I do see the climate changing and it’s been a long crawl for me, and I’ve always made it a point to never complain,” said the star of Fox’s sci-fi drama “Minority Report” in an interview with Shadow and Act.
“I’ve had moments in the past when I’ve been frustrated, but I just decided that you know what, I am a working actor by the grace of God,” said Good, whose previous show, NBC’s “Deception” was cancelled after its first season.
Even with highs and lows, the 34-year-old wife of preacher and movie executive DeVon Franklin, knows how blessed she is to have a career.
“I’ve been able to sustain and take care of myself and take care of my family since I was 13 or 14 years old,” shared Good.
With the limited number of lead roles available to gifted black actors, it can be tough.
Still, Good said, “I just have always been about being positive, being on the front lines, and just waiting for that shift and knowing in my heart that it’s coming regardless.”
Signs of the shift are apparent with women of color like Kerry Washington (Scandal), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) and Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) being the face of successful TV shows.
“To see it really begin to manifest, and to see all of my sisters to the right and left of me getting opportunities at the same time, it’s just mind-blowing,” she said, adding, “It’s what we’ve all prayed for and it’s happening.”
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine