If we go back over the past 20 years, we can really see that not much has changed when it comes to his casting process. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't take the time to make sure we really see the journey up close. So... let's meet Bay's babes.
There was something happening out there -- mostly in New York, I gathered, as a little black girl growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50s. I didn't understand it, but I could see and feel it, whenever I saw Ruby Dee on TV or the big screen.
In Hollywood or in the corporate world we're still paid less, we keep hitting the glass ceiling and we continue to try to climb the proverbial ladder. (This is for those who may have lived under a rock for the last 100 years.)
Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.
It's a challenge to maintain a consistent level of confidence when you know you are only as good as your last performance, when even the brightest stars fade quickly, and where success requires that you prove yourself over and over again in ways few others must.
You will see them mouthing fake conversations, pulling fake files, scribbling imaginary diagnoses, and generally trying to move about like people in a hospital do. They are, however, not in a hospital.