The 59-year-old actor has enjoyed an incredibly successful career in Hollywood and although he acknowledges that diversity remains an issue in the film business, it’s never stopped him from starring in a movie. He explained: “In terms of my work and my career, race has never been an issue. I’ve been making movies for 40 years and never once could I not get a movie made because I was black. I transcended that stuff. “But that’s not to say I walked out of heaven and into Hollywood. I’m a black man who was born in America; I’m African-American. “Growing up in this country, there’s no way you’re not going to have to face some s***.” Eddie concedes that the film business is still “run” by white men and that Hollywood needs to become more inclusive. He told Radio Times: “It’s been this way for years and years, but it’s not just African-Americans; it’s also about women and other minorities, too. White men run this business. It’s always been this way.” Eddie also claimed that comedy is “going through a period of political correctness” at the moment. But ultimately, the actor conceded that “funny is still funny”. Speaking about the comedy… Read full this story
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