Actress Jennifer Esposito is questioning the motivations of casting directors after the Italian-American was flatly rejected for several recent projects, according to Page Six.
The news broke after Esposito, 45, posted the following on her Facebook page last week:
“Have a question for my actor friends – ever get totally blocked by casting directors?”
The former wife of Bradley Cooper who has appeared in movies like Crash and Summer of Sam, continued in the social media post, writing:
“…In the last month I was told I was not white enough for 5 different projects. How is this still going on or allowed!?”
The actress also reports Marisa Tomei once told her to change her last name.
Esposito didn’t take the advice, and is now calling attention to the troubling aspects of the entertainment industry.