While showing up at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, E! News got up to speed with the Oscar champ who voiced his endorsement at the Academy’s most recent objective of multiplying the quantity of ladies and various individuals by 2020.
“I don’t generally have a stand on the blacklist at this moment. I do trust that the Academy made a decent move yesterday in attempting to differentiate the positions in the Academy,” he told E! News’ Zuri Hall at the Prewitt Gallery in Park City. “I just turned into an individual from the Academy this year. This is my first year voting and I believe it’s imperative for the Academy to come closer to reflecting what the genuine populace resembles.”
With 2016 denoting the second year of all-white Oscar selections, some in Hollywood have communicated their disappointment with the Academy. Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith have gone as far to say they won’t be going to the yearly broadcast this February.
For John, he trusts the issue with differing qualities doesn’t simply lay on the Academy’s shoulders. Rather, it’s much greater than that.
“I don’t believe it’s the Academy’s obligation exclusively on the grounds that such a large amount of the Academy is sustained by who’s working in the business and if individuals aren’t landing positions in the business, they can’t be in the Academy since they aren’t working,” he clarified. “It goes through Hollywood and it’s a more concerning issue than the Oscars themselves and a greater issue than simply the Academy’s participation.”
As the imperative talk proceeds both all through Hollywood, John is likewise concentrating on his up and coming activities that will become the overwhelming focus at Sundance.
In expansion to his WGN scripted dramatization Underground debuting this March, John is likewise supporting Southside With You where he serves as an Executive Producer.
The film narratives the mid year of 1989 when President Barack Obama charmed future wife and First Lady Michelle Obama on a remarkable first date in Chicago. It debuts at Sundance this Sunday.