Embarrassingly low representations of both strong women and
minorities is something [Aya Cash] feels compelled to speak on even as a white
woman playing a great, fleshed-out character. “I feel like it’s my job
as a white actress to say that I see it too, and that as a white person
who is privileged from the lack of diversity in our business, not saying
something, I think, is actually wrong. Because then it makes it seem
like a problem that is not mine, when it actually is all of our
problem.” And the way she sees it, white creators trying to blatantly
appeal to the solution in the most miniscule manner—or avoiding the
situation to swerve around any potential backlash from
misrepresentation—is just worsening the problem.
I hate for asking because I feel like you’ve done this enough lol but I love your writing! Can you do another Rami interview except it’s with his girlfriend who’s also an actress?- I kinda took liberties and made her an actress on Mr. Robot, so I hope you like!
Interviewer: So this is your first movie with (y/n) yes? Is it hard to keep your relationship going on set?
Rami: Surprisingly no, I think everyone’s getting really fed up with us actually! We keep it professional when the cameras are rolling, but we’re the worst behind the scenes.
Interviewer: What do you mean by ‘the worst’?
Rami: (Laughs) Ugh you’re going to get me in trouble! Basically we just wreak havoc. I mean, she’s good friends with Portia on set, because they have so many scenes together, and about half the time we’re just trying to make her laugh during their scenes. (Y/n) will stand right in front of Portia with the straightest face as I jump around them. It’s ridiculously stupid.