Ruth Negga on Hollywood's Lack of Diversity: It's Unacceptable
Here’s what the 34-year-old Loving star had to share with the mag:
On her and her mother fleeing to Ireland and waiting for her father to join from Ethiopia: “We were going to go to America but my dad didn’t get out in time.” Three years later, her father died in a car accident. “We found out in a letter and a phone call. This was 1988. There wasn’t any grief counseling for kids.”
On Hollywood’s lack of diversity: “[It's been] unacceptable for a long time, and its becoming clearly an embarrassment.”
On Loving: “The film is reminding us that there’s a conversation that we need to be having still…It does annoy Joel and me when people say it’s a quiet film. Because it doesn’t feel very quiet to us. It feels really loud.”
For more from Ruth, visit Vogue.com.
FYI: Ruth is wearing an Alexander Wang shirt and Rodarte ear cuff on the cover.