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Michael B Jordan says he wanted roles meant for white actors after 'Fruitvale Station'

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Black Panther" star has said that post his criticially-acclaimed "Station" he only wanted to play roles that were meant for white actors.

During Variety's Actors on Actors series, the 31-year-old told fellow after the Ryan Coogler-directed he made a decision to not audition for roles which were specifically written for black people.

"I said, I don't want it. I want to only go for, like, (roles written for) white males. That's it. Me playing that role is going to make it what it is. I don't want any pre-bias on the character," Jordan said.

Rae, best known for creating and starring in HBO's "Insecure", discussed the positive change in Hollywood and recalled how she was sent roles she was not sure she would be able to get because of her race.

"If it were a leading woman of a certain type, I just knew the type that they would go for, so I'm just not going to even bother," Rae said.

"People have been receptive. Even just the confidence that a movie like 'Black Panther' and other films by other filmmakers of colour, that have come out, have really just changed what people perceive as a leading lady, as the beautiful person, the daring or the bold action-adventure type. That just feels so dope to me," she added.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 12:40 IST