Eva bats for minorities in the US
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.