Tyrese and Terrence Howard have definitely been some of the most popular actors over the last 20 years. They’ve each had some substantial roles during this period of time, but recently, Tyrese explained his theory on why Howard got certain movie roles over him.
Tyrese recently spoke with Leah A. Henry of Leah’s Lemonade and claimed that Howard got some movie roles over him just because he’s light-skinned. He added that this is something that he dealt with growing up and his time in Hollywood over the years.
“Throughout my whole childhood, it was not cool to be dark skin in the hood,” said Tyrese. “It was always the light-skinned Black people that seemed to have gotten all the attention and all the love and considered pretty, attractive, or handsome. And since I’ve been in Hollywood we dealt with the same thing.”
Tyrese also went on to say that he’s had plenty of roles on the table, but Howard, simply being light-skinned and having blue eyes, secured these roles for him instead.
“Terrence Howard has no idea how many roles that I was about to book and they went with him because he’s the lighter-skinned Black man with the green eyes.”
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