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Michelle Rodriguez Says You Have To Be "Trashy And Black" To Win An Oscar

Shadow and Act By Sergio | Shadow and Act May 30, 2012 at 1:15PM

I love it when I come across something like this. It's always guaranteed to get people talking. And, no doubt, there will be some of you who'll be outraged by her comments, while others will agree with her.
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Michelle Rodriquez

I love it when I come across something like this. It's always guaranteed to get people talking. And, no doubt, there will be some of you who'll be outraged by her comments, while others will agree with her.

Let's see what happens this time.

In a very recent interviewMichelle Rodriguez sang her praises for Lee Daniels' latest film, The Paperboy, which she saw at the Cannes Film Festival.

Though the film has received mainly negative reviews, calling everything from "outrageous," to "uintentionally funny" and "campy," the film does have its defenders, including, evidently, Ms. Rodriguez.

She was very impressed with Nicole Kidman's performance in the film as a wacko, white trash slut, but she feels that Kidman has no chance of winning an Oscar, or even just be nominated for one, because... well read it for yourself:

"I f---g loved it. One of my friends said, 'She’s going to get nominated for an Oscar for that.' 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."

Hmmmm.... ya think Michelle could be referring to two other Oscar-winning black actresses who, by the way, got their Oscars for their performances in Lee Daniels films (whether produced or directed)?

What do you say? Was Rodriguez speaking out of pocket, or telling the truth?


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