Latina Magazine caught up with another super-busy Latina (& my current TV style obsession-look at that dress!), Gina Torres and got the details on everything from what it’s like to work alongside your husband to her hopes for the direction of both her character on suits and the way Afro-Latinas are regarded in Hollywood. Below are a few gems:
On Working Alongside Husband Lawrence Fishburne:
“It’s great. When we’re home, we’re a married couple. When we’re on set, we’re actors and we’re working. We understand each other and have a great deal of respect for each other and for each other’s work. I was talking to our director, Guillermo Navarro, and he said, “You know, this is really weird.” I said, “What’s weird about it?”
On Afro-Latinidad and our Image in Hollywood:
“My view of myself doesn’t change. I know who I am…I feel sorry that it’s taken so long for the film industry to figure it out and to catch up.
“There are so many of us out there. And part of it is, we’re undercover. They don’t know, and if we stood and said, “that’s it I’m not going do any roles that are not Latina,” we would not work.”
You can catch Gina in Hannibal on NBC, and the third season of Suits starts in July!