According to Kumail Nanjiani, Hollywood is unwilling to hire non-white actors as villains.
In an interview, the actor revealed that he was warned that people would not want to see non-white actors portraying villains.
He said that he wanted to play a wide variety of roles, like that of Sebastian Stan, an actor from Marvel.
He stated that he would play a psychopath in some of the upcoming Marvel movies.
He also stated that he would like to play more evil characters.
Despite his desire to play a non-white villain, the actor noted that he was worried that the inclusion of such characters would send a negative message.
Despite the diversity in Hollywood, Nanjiani claims that the industry is still "unusual" despite the efforts to be more inclusive. He noted that his role in the Welcome To The Boys And Girls miniseries would have gone to a white person if it wasn't based on a real story.
The series, which is a true crime production, is based on the life of Somen Banerjee. He was the founder of the famous male dance group known as the Chippendales.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Washington Examiner.