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Jesse Williams Gets Real About Diversity in the Film Industry

Jesse Williams Gets Real About Diversity in the Film Industry

Jesse Williams looks smoking hot in this new feature for Hunger magazine, on newsstands March 16.

The 35-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star talked to the glossy about diversity in Hollywood and in film.

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“People thought that they had to whitewash every movie to make people go and see it, but that’s statistically bullshit,” Jesse said. “The more diverse a movie is the more money it makes – statistically.”

“I don’t, however, think that celebrities have an obligation to do anything,” he added. “I feel like I have an obligation because I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I don’t impose that on other people.”

For more on Jeese, check out the full interview by Holly Fraser in issue 12 of Hunger magazine and visit

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  • Gina

    Want a cookie? Because you sure seem proud about the lack of diversity.

  • AeeJay

    Its not that, he needs to stop the LIES & stop pushing agendas. People deserve the truth in life & when you are in the public eye.. you have a responsibility. Diversity has nothing to do with box office revenue.

  • Anna

    “none of them have a black lead with the exception of 1 film Furious 7″
    There’s still diversity in those lists though. Avatar, Star Wars the Force Awakens, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead man’s chest and Stranger Tides. I didn’t count any of the animations even though those too are filled with diverse voice actors.