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BRIE Lar­son is sad­dened to think Hol­ly­wood has been “seg­re­gated” for so long.

The 29-year-old ac­tress stars along­side Michael B Jor­dan in the up­com­ing bio­graph­i­cal drama which is the first Warner Bros film to come with a so-called in­clu­sion rider – and Lar­son has spo­ken about the dif­fi­cul­ties of im­ple­ment­ing the pol­icy, which is de­signed to in­crease di­ver­sity among the cast and crew.

She ex­plained: “When it came time to im­ple­ment it, Warner Bros wasn’t quite (com­fort­able with) an ac­tor im­ple­ment­ing it. So Michael worked with them (as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer).

filmed in At­lanta, so they were able to pull from a cer­tain ta­lent pool there, but I also think they had to fly in cer­tain peo­ple in or­der to meet the quota they were com­mit­ted to.”

Lar­son rel­ished the ex­pe­ri­ence of mak­ing the movie, which is set for re­lease in 2020.

How­ever, the shoot also led her to re­flect on the lack of di­ver­sity in the film in­dus­try more broadly.

She told The Hol­ly­wood Re­porter: “The movie was made with more than 70% peo­ple of colour, and it was the best ex­pe­ri­ence I’ve ever had.

“It was the first time in my ca­reer that I had hair, make-up and wardrobe crew that were all peo­ple of colour.

“I’ve been in the Screen Ac­tors Guild since I was 7 years old. | Bang Show­biz

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