Kerry Washington opens up about getting dismissed from two roles for not being 'hood' enough

Updated On 08 Jun, 2016 Published On

Actress Kerry Washington has divulged that before getting her role in TV hit Scandal, she faced plenty of racial stereotype casting and was told that she wasn't 'hood' or 'urban' enough.

'Before Scandal, I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast. For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more 'girlfriend,' more like 'hood,' more 'urban.' revealed the 39-year-old.

She included that numerous sorts of stereotyping are overflowing in Hollywood and reviewed how a companion of hers said they were burnt out on 'gayface', implying that executives needed them to be more womanly. 


'Master of None' star and official maker Aziz Ansari likewise showed up on the project and concurred. 

He said: 'It's fascinating; like each individual that is not a straight, white person has their rendition of this.' 

The star clarified how he would often appear to tryouts yet was reserved in light of the fact that the show was attempting to cast a specific look. 


Ansari included that he is not the only one, with numerous minority performing artists letting him know that they often feel like they have not been brought in for their ability but rather more since they tick a box. 

At the point when official delivering his own show, he says he makes a point to make bona fide characters. 

He accomplishes this by permitting them to wear their own particular garments and infuse their own particular identity.