Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs Talk Black Actor Struggle with JET


As the release date for Best Man Holiday approaches, the cast continue an aggressive promo tour that includes taking over magazine covers. Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs and Nia Long are three peas in a pod for the cover of JET, where the iconic trio talk about life as a black actor in Hollywood.

While Nia says getting the anticipated sequel made was a feat in itself, Sanaa says the project is accurate in its portrayal of black life.

“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain…stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now”

Diggs, who’s created a successful career in film and stage, echoes Sanaa’s statement in regards to the movies coming out today.

“Our films were really starting to explode and it was an interesting time. But then, people started making movies without us in them…Sadly, we’re still slaves to a system we don’t really control.”

The November issue of Jet hits stands on Monday (Nov. 4).