Jolene Purdy

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** Correcting misinformation: Etta’s actress, Lucy Davis, was not put in a fat suit according to pictures of her in recent TV roles. The Mary Sue article played a big part in spreading this misinformation.

Some of the fat actresses of colour suggested for Etta Candy, following the release of set photos** from the Wonder Woman movie. Fat women of colour have had abysmal representation, always portrayed as unlovable or punchlines and they could have taken the opportunity to have Etta as a fat woman of colour.

co-written with rob-anybody

Danielle Brooks
Dascha Polanco
Jolene Purdy
Amber Riley
Raini Rodriguez
Flora Kim
Gabourey Sidibe

Jolene Purdy Goes From ‘Chut Up’ Girl in ‘Donnie Darko’ to 'OITNB’ Breakout


“Jake actually pulled me aside when I wrapped and gave me some really great words,” Purdy says. “I’m paraphrasing horribly right now, but he said, 'You have to think about the impact this character is going to have. People are going to watch this and there’s going to be someone who’s been bullied and they’re going to find a friend that understands what they’re going through. There’s going to be a bully in a theater that is watching this and he’s going to realize the way he makes other people feel.’ He just really encouraged me.”

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

[ ferris bueller’s day off remake ]requested by anonymous

cameron boyce as ferris bueller

booboo stewart as cameron frye | lilimar hernandez as sloane peterson | sarah barrable-tishauer as jeannie bueller

boris kodjoe as tom bueller | tracee ellis ross as katie bueller | jolene purdy as grace

christian serratos as gal volbeck