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Winston Duke: Hispanics and Asians Need a Platform to Tell Their Stories (VIDEO)

Winston Duke at Avengers: Infinity Wars premiere in LA.

During the Avengers: Infinity War premiere EBONY caught up with Winston Duke who played the role of M’Baku in Marvel’s Black Panther. The 31-year-old shared his reaction to becoming a sex symbol with the ladies after the release of the movie. Then he dived into how the movie will change the scope of inclusion in Hollywood which he feels is not yet a”post-racial industry.”

Black Panther was great for us,” Duke explained. “We also need our Hispanics and Asian brother and sisters to get their own films. And for them to challenge and break down their boundaries and the conversation is equity and the conversation is ownership.” The Tobagonian actor goes on to say for that to happen Hollywood needs these people of color as directors, screenwriters and press.

There are still many firsts that need to happen in Hollywood and Duke believes that being apart of a movie like Black Panther will open doors for other marginalized groups to share and own their stories.

Watch the full interview above.


Interviews conducted by Jaleesa Lashay. You can follow her on Twitter @jaleesalashay


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