Q : “Have you seen any changes in the industry in the issues of race, the issue of being a woman, and now being a woman over fifty?”
Alfre Woodard : “You know when we’ll know that things have changed? You know that brilliant, stunningly beautiful, and poised Lupita Nyong’o? 12 Years a Slave is an incredible launch of a career and this is her first thing. We will see if, [as opposed to] another brilliant young woman we saw, Jennifer Lawrence. We’ll see the trajectory of her path and what she’s offered after that. Then we’ll know whether things have changed or if Lupita is consigned to playing second banana, ensemble person for the next ten years.”
Mark her words, people, mark her words !
And eh, Hollywood ! Yes, you, and you, and you ! Don’t you forget : we’ll be watching.