I've mentioned Nicole Behaire before, but now you can check out the my interview with her over at BET.com. She was a pleasure to talk with -- fun, humble, gitty and a great sense of humor. We chatted a good amount off the record -- this girl is going to be a star. American Violet is in select cities this Friday. Check out my favorite excerpt from the interview.
There are a lot of A-list Black actresses who experience so much struggle in Hollywood. What type of struggles have you faced as an up and coming Black actress?
Being a young Black woman, we are a people who are ignored a great deal. Even if you are talented, you really got to prove it. When you walk into a room, no one is going to stand up for you or look to shake your hand. You tend to be the person on the periphery. People aren't paying attention to you unless you are singing a song or showing them a dance - I'm serious! [Laughs] Or, you are wearing something shiny. Also, I have to say... always being compared. My other White actress friends can just be themselves. There are so few opportunities, people get locked into a certain type.
Click here for the full interview.
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