Gabrielle Union is one of the most talented and beautiful actresses in Hollywood, but even she isn’t immune to discrimination. In a recent interview, Union revealed that she was told she didn’t get a role because the other actor was “prettier.”
The actress didn’t reveal the name of the project she was competing for or the name of the actor she lost the role to, but fans have speculated that she may be referring to the role of Olivia Pope in the hit TV show Scandal, which ultimately went to Kerry Washington.
Union has previously admitted to auditioning for Scandal, but she has not confirmed that this was the audition she was referring to.
In an interview with Netflix, Union said that the casting director for the project told her, “She’s just prettier than you.” Union said that the comment was hurtful, especially because she had already made it through several rounds of auditions and studio tests.
“For someone who had low self-esteem, it just felt like there was no place for me, for my kind of Blackness,” Union said.
Union has spoken out about the importance of representation in the past, saying that she wants to see more Black women on screen in roles that are complex and multifaceted.
“I want to see Black women portrayed as more than just the sassy friend or the love interest,” Union said in an interview with Essence magazine. “I want to see us portrayed as real people, with our own flaws and complexities.”
The story of Gabrielle Union is a reminder that even the most successful people in Hollywood are not immune to discrimination. It’s also a reminder that the entertainment industry needs to do more to promote diversity and inclusion.
Dwayne Wade Supports Gabrielle Union After She’s Told She Lost Role Because Other Actor Was “Prettier”
Gabrielle Union’s husband, Dwayne Wade, is standing by her side after she revealed that she was told she didn’t get a role because the other actor was “prettier.”
He took to Twitter to express his support for his wife, writing, “I’m so proud of my wife for speaking out about this important issue. She is a beautiful woman inside and out, and she deserves to be treated with respect.”
Wade also called out the casting director who made the comment, writing, “To the casting director who told my wife she didn’t get the role because she wasn’t pretty enough, I want you to know that you are wrong. She is beautiful, and she is talented, and she deserves to be in Hollywood.”
The support for his wife is inspiring, and it’s a reminder that we need to stand up against discrimination in all its forms.
Fans Reaction to Gabrielle Union’s Story
Union’s story has resonated with fans on social media, with many sharing their own experiences of being discriminated against.
“I’ve been told that I’m not pretty enough, thin enough, or white enough for certain roles,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “It’s heartbreaking to know that even the most successful actresses face this kind of discrimination.”
“I’m so proud of Gabrielle Union for speaking out,” another fan wrote. “Her story is a reminder that we need to continue fighting for equality and representation in Hollywood.”