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Chiwetel Ejiofor Weighs In on the ‘Black Hollywood Renaissance’

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

As we steadily approach the closing months of 2013, this year has brought the black experience and history to the forefront of Hollywood’s biggest releases. Films such as “42,” “The Butler,” “Fruitvale Station,” and more recently “12 Years A Slave” have garnered critical-acclaim and Oscar buzz.

So, is it safe to say the “Black Hollywood Renaissance” is here to stay?

During an appearance on HuffPost Live, “12 Years A Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor shared his thoughts whether or not major movie studios will continue to produce black films.

“I don’t know. I think time will tell. We’re just going to have to figure that out, I think. It’s possible,” he said. “What I hope for like anybody else is that, there’s not an unnatural block to filmmakers and actors telling stories…I think great stories should be told and I don’t think there should be anything that intervenes in that. And if people want to go see these films then there shouldn’t be any reason why they aren’t getting made.”

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