Oprah Winfrey and “Selma” director Ava DuVernay have reteamed for the upcoming OWN drama “Queen Sugar”, and the duo open up about the thorny issue of race in Hollywood in a joint interview for The Hollywood Reporter.
When it comes to the ongoing diversity debate, Winfrey and DuVernay prefer a different word: inclusion.
“I used to use the word ‘diversity’ all the time,” says Winfrey. “We want more diverse stories, more diverse characters … Now I really eliminated it from my vocabulary because I’ve learned from [DuVernay] that the word that most articulates what we’re looking for is what we want to be: included. It’s to have a seat at the table where the decisions are being made.”