In a recent interview with Essence, F9 and Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel shared her thoughts on why Black British actors like herself are leaving their home country in search of better opportunities in Hollywood.
Over the last couple of years, we have seen quite a number of Black British actors landing major movie roles in Hollywood. Besides Emmanuel, the likes of Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, John Boyega, Regé-Jean Page, Leticia Wright, Jodie Turner-Smith and Idris Elba among other British actors have become household names in Hollywood. And Emmanuel said the influx of British actors in Hollywood is largely because they have still not been accepted back home.
“The British industry hasn’t always embraced us,” Emmanuel, who was born in the English resort town of Southend-on-Sea, explained. “So many Black mixed people like myself have come out to America,