JULIANNA MARGULIES OPENS UP ABOUT SELF-ACCEPTANCE IN THE INDUSTRYJuly 2, 2018
The star of AMC’s series Dietland recently opened up to People Magazine about her self-acceptance issues. These issues stemmed from comments made by casting directors about her unique look.
“When I first started out, I was told by numerous casting directors that I would never work in television — that my look was too different. They didn’t know if I was part Black, part Hispanic, was I Greek, was I a Puerto Rican. That was the feedback after every audition.”
She credits her role as Nurse Carol Hathoway E.R. for helping jumpstart her confidence.
“It was sort of a miracle the ER happened to me because I think it was that same year that I was told I’d do better off in Europe because they’re more accepting. That was 1994, so it was a long time ago and I know things have changed dramatically but not drastically enough. I think we’re seeing that now. I think we’re seeing it with women being able to be the leads in film and in television. The landscape is changing but I definitely think that it’s not just in the business, I think it’s how we view ourselves as women in the world.”
To more diversity and acceptance!