In a new interview with Variety, Sanaa Lathan speaks candidly about how there seems to be a shallow aspect on social media that doesn’t reflect diversity:
There’s something happening in the last couple years with certain social-media stars: They’re all starting to look the same. There’s a new aesthetic, and I feel like it’s going away from natural beauty. I’m all for celebrating the differences in who we are. I’m really into the beauty of women of all shapes, sizes, colors, features, and hair textures. But there’s something going on — a certain look that’s very plastic, with the injections, the fillers, the nips and tucks.
She also addresses the biggest change she’s noticed in the entertainment industry:
I’m really happy that this conversation has been going on as of late, but we need more diversity in every way, and more diversity behind the scenes: people writing stories, people greenlighting stories, people acting in stories. What I would love for the entertainment industry to do is reflect the beautiful melting pot of the world we live in.
Sanaa portrays an FBI agent in the heist thriller “Now You See Me 2,” an astronaut in the sci-fi drama “Approaching the Unknown,” and a crack investigator in Fox’s upcoming “Shots Fired”.