Djimon Hounsou shares feeling “deeply cheated” in Hollywood
In a recent interview with a UK-based media outlet, two-time Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou expressed feeling “deeply cheated” by the film industry. He discussed the lack of support he received from his own people, the media, and the industry during his nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Blood Diamond (2006) and In America (2003).
Hounsou pointed out that although the industry is currently discussing the issue of diversity, there was a time when he received no support whatsoever. He felt as though he should be grateful for his nominations and that was the end of it.