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