The following post refers to writer, director and actor John Krasinski’s recent comments about diversity in Hollywood.
I preface by stating that I appreciate John’s response here. He is saying the right things, and that demonstrates a generational evolution in the industry, especially when you consider what Michael Caine and Charlotte Rampling have recently added to the conversation.
While I appreciate John’s words, I also think his career has contributed to, and stemmed from, the problem itself. This includes, but is not limited to, his most recent effort with 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. There’s something to be said for the tremendous amount of privilege he wears as he walks through this industry – not to mention this world. Somehow, Hollywood keeps greenlighting his projects, even though they fail to turn a profit (feel free to look up box office results for Aloha, Promised Land,
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