Thursday, February 10, 2005

Kim Fields Says Limited Black Acting Roles Are Facts Of Life

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – African-American actress Kim Fields says black TV actors are no better off than they were a couple years ago – but they aren’t any worse off either.

Fields, who is best known for her roles in The Facts of Life and Living Single, says as soon as it seems like African-Americans are getting more acting roles, it “seems like it moves backwards.”

She describes it as an “ebb and flow” process and doesn’t expect it to change for many years.

Still, she is proud of such shows as Julia and Good Times for paving the way for African-American actors in television and portraying African-American culture in the right light.

However, she’s still waiting for African-Americans to break out of the comedy genre of TV shows and into the dramas, but as she puts it, “We haven’t cracked that egg yet.”

Fields has broken into the yolk of directing through her work on several Black History, Our History spots that will air on TV Land and Nick at Nite throughout February in celebration of Black History Month.

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