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The Samuel L Jackson interview | 'I always wanted to do television, but they just wouldn't let me'
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The Samuel L Jackson interview | 'I always wanted to do television, but they just wouldn't let me'

"I always wanted to be in a show like The Sopranos or The Wire. But my agents and managers, being the wonderful people they are, made sure I never had the time to do any of that stuff," says Samuel L Jackson ahead of debut show on Apple TV+.

Golden Globes 2021: Hollywood PR firms say their clients will boycott event if HFPA doesn't bring in reforms
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Golden Globes 2021: Hollywood PR firms say their clients will boycott event if HFPA doesn't bring in reforms

In a letter sent late Monday to the HFPA, the PR companies said the press association, which puts on the Golden Globes, must reform or many of the industry’s most prominent actors will boycott its events

Golden Globes 2021: Three Black actors bag awards in film categories first time since 2007
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Golden Globes 2021: Three Black actors bag awards in film categories first time since 2007

Daniel Kaluuya, Chadwick Boseman, and Andra Day won awards in their respective categories

Mahershala Ali says black actors don't get cast 'on potential': House of Cards gave people permission to cast me
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Mahershala Ali says black actors don't get cast 'on potential': House of Cards gave people permission to cast me

Oscar-winning actor Mahershala Ali says he finds it "frustrating" that black artistes do not get cast on the basis of their talent

Black is the new white — but only in token Hollywood representation; reality in the US remains a far cry
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Black is the new white — but only in token Hollywood representation; reality in the US remains a far cry

Often, critics writing about instances of black representation miss the paramount importance of the fact that it is not who you see on screen but also how you see them and who gets to control that narrative.

Oscars 2016: Chris Rock cracks tough race jokes to open 'whitewashed' awards show
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Oscars 2016: Chris Rock cracks tough race jokes to open 'whitewashed' awards show

Oscars host Chris Rock opened the annual show of glitz and pageantry on Sunday, honouring it with a salvo of hard-hitting jokes targeting the lack of racial diversity among the nominees.

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch issues apology for 'coloured' remark
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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch issues apology for 'coloured' remark

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who was criticised for using racist term "coloured" to address black actors on a talk show, has issued an apology for his controversial remark.