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  • VanHeflin
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    #151346

    Why? 

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    Two reasons. One leading roles are never commissioned racially neutral for women. Two her most enthusiastic offers are coming from the fashion community. She has already booked high profile magazine covers after award season and a major cosmetic campaign for Lancome. I believe she has Hollywood offers but a very limited number of them. And instead of advertising to everyone what they are she rather book them and shot them and we know later when it’s time to release the details of her association.

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    I think it is kinda unfair to expect film roles to just pop out so soon after her first major film and so soon after her Oscar win. She won’t have Chastain/Lawrence like trajectories right now.

    Apart from the fact that there really are limited film roles for women of color, the other factor to look at is also: Which role? She can’t just be handed a role just because she is Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

    Major studios know about her, they obviously want to work with her, the only problem now is getting the right role, the right film to cast her in.

    I expect her name to pop up in one or two Horror films in the coming year. Maybe even a blockbuster/action type film.

    Her team has been doing an amazing job in raising her profile, getting her name out there, turning her into a bonified celebrity. Keeping her active.      

    Supporting is the way to go for her right now. Built that resume, create a working reputation.   
      

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    Margot Robbie doesn’t have an Oscar yet and she’s already booked more than Lupita. Lupita should not wait exclusively for black female roles to become available. In order for non-white actresses to be competitive with their white counterparts for roles. Hollywood has to make the female driven scripts that they commission racially neutral. Lupita should be able to pursue some of the same roles Jennifer Lawrence has the right of first refusal for. By limiting her to supporting parts she’ll become the lone exotic element in the movie whether a girlfriend or the best friend. That won’t enable her to grow as an actress in film. We should not encourage Hollywood’s limited ideas about non-white female talent.

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    I suspect she has offers coming out of her ears but is not the kind of person to just accept anything.

    She and her team seem very smart and will be weighing up the right roles in the right films rather than just making any old shit that comes her way.

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    She’s probably selective of her offers, but it is also true that black actresses have a rather hard time finding decent roles. Most roles are not gender neutral, and even when they are, it’s made clear which is the preferred casting option.

    Lupita needs to be smart about this. She should both recognize the offers that are beneath her and learn to make compromises by accepting the ones that could propel her career forward.

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    She should do some indie movies, horror flicks and find a TV show. That’s the way for her to do it. Just look at Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, they’re doing just fine. She’s not multiracial like Halle Berry or Paula Patton so it’s gonna be hard for her but she’s going to manage.

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    Rumor online is that she is going to be in the next star wars movie (and probably the 2 after that)

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    The “follow-up” will happen when it happens. It’s still very soon after Lupita Nyong’o’s great Oscar win and breakthrough year. I hope that she finds roles worthy of her talents, whether that be in film, television, or stage. I’m also hoping for a mix of leading and supporting roles as well as in a mix of genres. It’s not going to be easy given Hollywood’s myopic view of casting minority actors, particularly women of color. She has “it” though, and hopefully she’ll strike while the iron’s hot. I like that her team is keeping her in the spotlight through continued magazine covers, sponsorship deals, and presenter gigs post-Oscar win. Being in the next “Star Wars” films? Mehhhh. A paycheck’s a paycheck though, and exposure is exposure. I feel like she’ll be one of the rare cases of future career longevity for a minority actress if she wants it and picks the right kinds of roles. I hope that’s the case anyways.

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    If John Grisham can convince McConaughey to reprise Jake Brigance in Sycamore Row, the two female leads in that are both excellent roles for black actresses.

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    She’s probably selective of her offers, but it is also true that black actresses have a rather hard time finding decent roles. Most roles are not gender neutral, and even when they are, it’s made clear which is the preferred casting option.

    Lupita needs to be smart about this. She should both recognize the offers that are beneath her and learn to make compromises by accepting the ones that could propel her career forward.

    She does not need a gender neutral role but a racially neutral one intended for a woman. Hollywood isn’t interested. Non-white actors have access to Michael Clayton offered to Denzel Washington before Clooney accepted. Flight was not written for Denzel Washington. That is why I encourage racial neutrality when it comes to scripts commissioned by Hollywood for female led productions.

     

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    She should do some indie movies, horror flicks and find a TV show. That’s the way for her to do it. Just look at Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, they’re doing just fine. She’s not multiracial like Halle Berry or Paula Patton so it’s gonna be hard for her but she’s going to manage.

    Lu’s dark complexion isn’t restricting her cast-ability. The combination of her gender and race are. Where are the non-white actresses that Hollywood backs. Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Kerry Washington, are all on television and that makes no sense for women primarily known as film actresses. Hollywood’s own bias limits opportunities for non-white women in film. Television and theater are mediums more open to diversity but are less desired.

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    She does not need a gender neutral role but a
    racially neutral one intended for a woman. Hollywood isn’t interested.
    Non-white actors have access to Michael Clayton offered to Denzel
    Washington before Clooney accepted. Flight was not written for Denzel
    Washington. That is why I encourage racial neutrality when it comes to
    scripts commissioned by Hollywood for female led productions.

    I agree with you here. I’ve also found over the years that racially neutral roles tend to be better written roles as well.

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    would say in 2013 three (maybe four) out of the five roles played by
    the Best Actress nominees were racially neutral. I could easily picture
    Halle Berry in Gravity, Lucy Liu in Blue Jasmine, Diahann Carroll in
    August Osage County. The question mark is Amy Adams’ American Hustle
    role. The only one that definitely required a white actress is
    Philomena.

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    The one area I keep forgetting to mention here. Lu speaks fluent Spanish. She should pursue a Spanish speaking auteur like Almodovar and Cuaron to at least participate in some capacity in future productions from them.

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    A black actress in Gravity would have been interesting. That was definitely a racially neutral role. Halle Berry or Regina King would’ve been great.

    I would’ve also been interested in seeing Eva Longoria and Morena Baccarin as Jasmine and Ginger, respectively.

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