The newest episode of “Seen” – the Academy’s series of candid interviews on culture, identity and representation with some of today’s most influential Latinx filmmakers and artists – features Eva Longoria in conversation with journalist and series host Nick Barili. Longoria and Barili visit the campus of California State University, Northridge, from which Longoria received a master’s degree in Chicano Studies in 2013. Longoria opens up about the importance of activism and knowing your history, how being white-passing both helped and hurt her as an actor, and why she kept her day job for the first two years of her acting career.
The episode is available now on the Academy’s YouTube.
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Eva Longoria, actor, director, producer
Nick Barili, journalist, director, writer, producer
Available now on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LXjK2424ExI
“The only way that you’re going to break through as a new show or a movie is through innovation, and the only way innovation happens is by diversity.”
“Not only do we have to educate the gatekeepers, we’ve got to change out the gatekeepers and get us a seat at those tables.”
“The greatest power in our democracy is in the people, is in the person, is in the vote.”
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