Eiza González
The "Baby Driver" star is voicing her concern over the lack of Latinos in big film projects. GettyImages

Eiza González has been killing it in Hollywood after having made a solid career in her native Mexico as a telenovela star. The "Baby Driver" actress had taken to Twitter to predict that "Black Panther" would be a huge box office hit as it features an entire African American cast. "I had said this to a lot of people but yet not twitted. Mark my words. Black Panther is gonna be on the biggest successes of Marvel ever," she wrote in a first of a series of tweets. "It’s been proven over and over again but studios yet don’t wanna see that, the more inclusive they are the more successful your project will be."

"Finally giving the black community a ALL BLACK cast of superheroes is absolutely empowering for all of us, it’s beautiful to let there culture have that moment," she continued. "And everyone will support because it’s empowering for other cultures like mine and gives us hope to one day a we’ll be portrayed in an uplifting way."

Eiza González called out the lack of diversity among the minorities featured in movies. "You can cast more than ONE diversity. No you don’t have to put all people of color in one same category, Latinas shouldn’t be competing against Asian or black, we should ALL get a seat at the table. Because that the real world a beautiful melting pot of cultures and ethnicity’s," she wrote.

"When you portray any other culture, race, sexuality or even just women in an uplifting way = success," she added. "Is it that hard to understand? 'Wonder Woman', 'Coco', 'Black Panther' etc... [by the way] they label these decisions in the industry 'gambles' wonder why because the 'gambles' = biggest successes ever. Pretty IRONIC."

The actress also pointed out how the studios often go back on taking "risks" in casting minorities in film. "They take those risks once a year and then they all wanna copy the idea because it was successful for someone else, and then at the last minute they go back to safe and cast the obvious. It happens to all of us the minorities EVERY DAY. I’m sure it happens in every industry," she continued.

Eiza ended writing: "Hopefully this movement of empowerment opens up the conversation of minorities being typecasted or ignored on a daily basis. Because that is definitely a big elephant in the room that needs to be addressed."

Eiza didn't stop there though, she then took the conversation to Instagram to further expand her thoughts on the lack of Latinos in film.

"Just a reminder that Latinos and Latina Women specifically are under represented and always seen as the minority of the minority, when ironically we have been the majority of the minority," she wrote. "Billion dollar franchises like [Fast & The Furios] by being inclusive have been built by Latino communities watching these movies, and surprisingly Latino communities being the biggest turn out in movie theaters in general."

She added: "Last year was a year of a big wave of Latina women working. Being part of the biggest projects of the year, yet we are constantly ignored and struggle everyday to be considered, to only have a chance to get 1 role always against every other ethnicity or race. We are labeled “diversity” all of us (Asian, African American,Latinos,Muslim etc.) and if it’s not an obvious type cast (the cop, a drug dealing story, the slutty girlfriend, the help or something having to do or being linked to Latinos) our chances to getting work are slim to none. Our chances to being the leading lady that portrays something differently and uplifting are almost none existing."

Eiza voices that it's ok to have more than one minority ethnicity in a film. "So this is just a reminder that we can have more than one seat at the table," she added. "Yes you can have an African American AND an Asian AND a Muslim and not just in the background. It’s been PROVEN that when the projects are more inclusive they’re are more successful. Not only when it comes to Latinos. Any race, sexuality or women being considered and center stage. It’s not so hard to understand, people [want to] watch something and feel like they’re are part of it. That is inspiring or uplifting, That they are thought of and considered. Watch something that speaks to them. Love you all. But hard working people should get an equal chance. And hopefully this resonates to every industry out there."

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