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Stereotypes are the devil.

Unfortunately, Black women in Hollywood know that fact all too well. But, not just Black women face the harsh realities of having to fit a certain mold in order to book certain roles.

In the latest installment of Actors on Actors for Variety, Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari sit-down to discuss facing stereotypes in the audition room. Kerry even shares a story about how she was fired from TWO pilots for not being “hood” enough. “Before ‘Scandal,’ I was actually cast in two other pilots. Both went to series, but I was fired and recast,” Washington said. “For both, it was because they wanted me to sound more ‘girlfriend,’ more like ‘hood,’ more ‘urban.’”

Take a look at Kerry and Aziz’s convo below. Also, the entire interview can be watched when the two-part fourth-season premiere of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” airs June 12 and June 19 on PBS SoCal.

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