Eva bats for mi­nori­ties in the US

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Hol­ly­wood should “pre­cisely re­flect the pop­u­la­tion” of the US, in­clud­ing the His­panic com­mu­nity, the coun­try’s largest mi­nor­ity group, ac­cord­ing to ac­tor Eva Lon­go­ria (right). “We (His­pan­ics) are about 16% of the pop­u­la­tion, but we’re only 7% in films and TV,” Lon­go­ria told news agency EFE be­fore an event in Cal­i­for­nia, US, on Satur­day. The Des­per­ate Housewives ac­tor said that His­pan­ics’ par­tic­i­pa­tion in the US film in­dus­try should not be lim­ited to ac­tors and should also in­clude pro­duc­ers, di­rec­tors and writ­ers. “We should cre­ate the con­tent we want to see on TV,” Lon­go­ria said in re­sponse to a ques­tion about a re­cent Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia (USC) study on di­ver­sity in the US film in­dus­try. The re­port found that of the 100 high­est­gross­ing films of 2014, only 4.9% of the char­ac­ters were His­panic and 12.5% black, while whites had 73.1% of the roles.

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