16 Latinos in Hollywood sound off on the industry’s rendering problem


“I think people are interested in genuineness, and it becomes a double-edged blade, too. I’ve been informed by people, ‘You need to play up your Latinx historical past. ’ There’s a stigma with the ‘diversity hire’ that you’re just there mainly because you’re brown, and I experienced people say that to me. We worked hard. I ended up getting a double promotion in between Seasons 2 and several … ‘Mayans’ is great, I’ll tell you firsthand the beauty of becoming on that set, seeing those faces together, every one of those actors realizes the significance of the position they’re in. They will understand the weight, privilege, possibility of that representation. ‘Mayans’ is really a spinoff of ‘Sons of Anarchy, ’ it’s occur that world, so we’re trying to project that entire world faithfully. But what’s our ‘Downton Abbey’? What’s the show that we’re going to have that talks about the wonder and prosperity of the background and the culture?

When I was a child I had people get in the face and call myself an immigrant, and the grandfather fought in World War II, he was part of that unit that was mostly comprised of Latinos from Texas plus New Mexico. These are People in america that have been part of America to get generations. Less and less, people are seeing Latino faces as being international. They’re their neighbors, they are their friends, they’re the kids their kids see in school and play sports with.