America Ferrera News Archive
Literal Whitewashing! America Ferrera Had To Paint Her Face White For An Audition That Wasn't Accepting Latinas!
This hurts us on so many levels.
As we previously reported, The New York Times interviewed 27 people in the entertainment industry who don't identify as straight, white males on their experiences in their fields.
We thought we heard the worst horror story America Ferrera ever had to endure when she talked about being told to "sound more Latina" while speaking English during an audition as a 16-year-old…
But we were wrong.
That's because she had an even more unsettling brush with racism when she had no choice but to literally whitewash herself to try to get a part, telling NYT:
It's so important for minorities in the industry to reveal their truths!
In a recent article for the New York Times, twenty-eight different actors and actresses opened up about diversity in Hollywood in a piece titled What It's Really Like to Work in Hollywood. Voices like Mindy Kaling, Jussie Smollett, and America Ferrera were just some of the talent that participated in the project.
Check out Kaling, Smollett, and Ferrera's devastating anecdotes (below):
You tell 'em, chicas!
That's because their joke about Hollywood mixing up its Latina actresses wasn't just HIGHlarious, it was pretty biting commentary as well.
Naturally, the Superstore and Telenovela stars have been busy promoting their new NBC sitcoms, so the pair each stopped by the TCA Press Tour on Wednesday where they revealed the origin of the joke, saying:
MTV Australia Apologizes For Tweeting That America Ferrera & Eva Longoria Need 'English Subtitles' During Golden Globes!
Calling out the Globes for previously confusing Ferrara with Gina Rodriguez on their official Twitter account, the Superstore actress and Telenovela star reminded everyone at home that they were not to be confused with other Latina actresses.
The ladies said on stage:
"Hi, I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes."
"And I'm America Fererra, not Gina Rodriguez."
MTV Australia tried to play into the joke, but ended up offending people on Twitter instead! They shared (then deleted):
Ugh! The Golden Globes Couldn't Tell The Difference Between America Ferrera & Gina Rodriguez — See The Proof!
We can't believe it either!
The Golden Globes were just announced this morning and there were quite a few great nominations and surprises.
One moment we could have done without though was when the Globes Twitter account accidentally mixed up America Ferrera — who was helping to announce the nominees — with Gina Rodriguez, the star of Jane the Virgin!
When trying to build hype for the event, the person in charge of the online account tagged Rodriguez not once, but TWICE!
Of course the account deleted the error, but eagle-eyed social media users caught it and posted the original tweets:
May the best men and women win.
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards are only a month away and we couldn't be more excited!
2015 has brought us so many PHENOMENAL television shows and movies — not to mention the incredible performances by the actors in them.
Ch-ch-check out the full list of nominees (below)!