how many shows with solid fanbases and amazing reviews getting cancelled is it going to take before the higher ups finally realise that we no longer live in a society where live views and Nielsen ratings are the be-all of television and that people have changed their way of consuming media?
cause I, for one, am quite tired of living in 2018 while tv networks are still stuck in 1998 tbh
I feel so blessed to be part of a show that constantly makes an effort
to present a world, that in my eyes, is normal in terms of gender roles
and diversity. I remember being a kid and there being maybe a handful
of women that looked like me across all the forms of entertainment and
media. There was hardly any representation and my own experience of
being mixed race always seemed to be a rather contentious issue for
everyone. So the fact that my work on this show may play a part in
creating a world where it’s just normal for a little mixed race or black
girl to see themselves in a complex, powerful, forthright, smart woman
like Naomi is just incredible. I feel kinda weepy about it actually.
“On every side of this are people who have no reason to hate each other. Everyone here thinks they’re doing the right thing. Everyone there thinks they’re doing the right thing. If we get out of this, we have to find a way to understand each other, to explain why we made the choices that we did. It is the only way we can let go of the hate.”