Union Sick Of Slave Roles
Sexy actress GABRIELLE UNION has started producing her own films because she's sick of all the offers she gets to play black slaves. The Bad Boys II star is convinced young moviegoers aren't interested in another big screen lesson about the ills of slavery, and so she's turning heads as a Hollywood go-getter. She explains, "There was this script that came and it was yet another slavery story told from the perspective of the disgruntled Southerner, and I'm reading this script and thinking, 'At what point did somebody think I would want to comb the Missus' hair.' "I don't want to do this. It's about being pro-active. I'm optioning a script (actress) Regina Hall wrote and I've optioned a book called The Vow. "This is our hope for our future as people of colour in this industry - we are trying to get our own funding together. The 18 to 34-year-olds don't care about race."