As an actor, I struggle with this all the time. Viola opened my narrow mind up completely. I am so often torn up about being a mixed woman of color in an industry that is so black and white. I always feel so much pressure when it comes to the type of roles I audition for and play. It’s actually made me shy away from the industry all together. My biggest fear when it comes to acting is that I will be caught out there mis-representing myself and for lack of a better word, Coonin. All artists need to watch this and take from it what you can. This is exactly what I needed to hear.
Viola is an Actress. Not a Black Actress and there IS a difference.