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‘Ugly Betty’ Star Says ‘Opportunities Don’t Exist’ for Latino Actors

via Harper's Bazaar UK on Youtube

America Ferrera, known for her role in Ugly Betty, claims that opportunities for Latino actors in Hollywood are still limited, with roles often falling into stereotypes.

A study by the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative found that only a small percentage of lead roles in top-earning movies went to Hispanic or Latino actors.

“While I enjoy an incredible career full of opportunity that I have fought hard for and worked hard for, I know that the vast reality for Latinos in this industry is that it’s as difficult today as it was 16 years ago, or even 22 years ago when I started out,” Ferrera said. (Trending: Biden Shamefully Removes God From National Address)

“They are anomalies, these moments where Latinos get to shine,” she added.

“And, of course, we’ve had those moments, but I feel like we’ve all been waiting a really long time for the watershed.”

“It’s complicated to reconcile the almost fairy tale story of my journey with what I know is the reality for the vast majority of people like me.”

“It’s 2023, and I’m still the only one, which I think points exactly to the issue,” she said of her Emmy award.

“It took so long because the opportunities don’t exist.”

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