MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ EXPLAINS HOW TO GET AN OSCAR.Posted: May 30, 2012
I won’t go off on Michelle because I don’t think the poor child knows any better. But her ignorant comments about Oscar nods are just ridiculous.
For whatever reason Michelle was doing interviews at the recent Cannes amfAR event and she mentioned the controversial movie The Paperboy. It’s a crazy ass movie that stars Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman, and there’s one scene where Efron’s character gets stung by a jellyfish and Kidman’s trashy character pees on the sting marks.
After Michelle claimed that she ‘fucking loved’ the movie, she mentioned that one of her friends would like to see an Oscar nod for Kidman. Then Michelle pulls out this gem:
“‘I was like, ‘Nah, man. She’s not black!’ I laugh, but it’s also very sad. It makes me want to cry. But I really believe. You have to be trashy and black to get nominated. You can’t just be trashy.”
I know it’s wrong to assume…BUT! I’m going to assume Michelle is thinking back to the film Precious, which stormed the 2009 Oscars and secured nominations for Gabourey Sidibe (Best Actress), Lee Daniels (Best Director), and Mo’nique, who won Best Supporting Actress.
Just a sidenote, Daniels also directed The Paperboy.
Michelle’s comment is just stupid because black actors are still rarely nominated for an Oscar, and it’s even more rare for them to win. I’d be surprised if she’s actually getting invited to the Oscars each year so that’s probably why she doesn’t know.
Michelle, have a seat and be quiet until it’s time to start filming those Fast and Furious movies.
Her comment is here at Vulture.