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Being Mary Jane star Gabrielle Union sat down with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez to talk about the new season of her hit BET show and voiced her opinion on why Black women in Hollywood are having issues with landing smart comedy roles.

“There’s not a lot of smart comedies where they want a Black woman. They want us shucking and jivin’ and cooning, that’s where they’re most comfortable having a Black woman.”

“So to get a role like Tina Fey, smart, edgy, more cerebel humor…no, they’re going to get Tiny Fey. They’re going to get Amy Poehler, they going to get Rashida Jones…that crew. So I just got to get invited to Judd Apatow’s house, and I feel like once I get in there hopefully I’ll make myself at home.”

Deadline is reporting an early renewal for BET’s Being Mary Jane.

The network has given the drama starring Gabrielle Union a third season pickup two days after the Season 2 premiere.BET networks has picked up a third season of pickup two days after the Season 2 premiere.

Source: Huffington Post

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  • Marc Menard

    ‘Cerebral’, please!