In an interview that’s bound to have the web abuzz, actress Michelle Rodriguez offered some controversial thoughts on what it takes to win an Oscar.
At the Cannes Film Festival, Rodriguez, during a talk with Vulture.com, gushed about Nicole Kidman’s performance in the Lee Daniels-directed The Paperboy.
“I f-----g loved it,” the actress said. “One of my friends said, ‘She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar for that.’ I was like, ‘Nah, man. She’s not Black!’”
“I laugh, but it’s also very sad,” she reportedly continued. “It makes me want to cry. But I really believe. You have to be trashy and black to get nominated. You can’t just be trashy.”
There’s been much buzz about the steamy film centered on a reporter returning to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.
While Rodriguez may have a point about what type of people get nominated for roles (think Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball or Mo’Nique in Precious), she has not clarified what she meant by such a statement.
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