Janina Gavankar has only good things to say about the time she spent with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon while filming The morning show.
“When you are over 40 as a woman, you are an extraordinary person and you know you are both executive producers,” 40-year-old Gavankar Monét tells X Change in a new episode of The X rate of change. “Both of them are why it’s done in the first place, so they’re supposed to be my bosses. And you work with these people who are not only amazing actresses, but also amazing actresses Bosses. ”
The actress, whose parents are Indian, says she’s suspicious of being the brown girl on the set of projects, but that’s not a problem when it comes to the Apple TV + drama. She notes that they approach such issues through storylines.
“Because it doesn’t just start with the color of your skin or your gender. It’s deep,” she says. “And they cover a lot of it.”
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The way back star also touched on the current state of the entertainment industry on diversity.
“Most people are working in a place of fear right now. That’s why you say, “Well, I’d rather not even hire her than be afraid or kick the wrong way,” explains Gavankar. “But the truth is when it is you.” Casting me to put an Indian wedding into an episode because you like the colors I won’t. Don’t exoticize me. I am really the girl next door, just like everyone else. “
One of Gavankar’s latest acting projects was short film Piecewhich she also wrote, produced and directed.
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