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It wasn’t something you could learn in the traditional sense of learning.
I couldn’t figure it out, but the more I studied and learned about it, the more amazed I was about the process, and I couldn’t not have it a part of my life anymore.
The roles I have taken have been good roles that have allowed me to show my range of acting.
It comes down to whether people agree with me or not.
You had mentioned that there have been a number of hurdles you’ve had to overcome. I really feel that they are going to become different versions of the same hurdles.
Here’s the thing: the music and movie world are the two most difficult careers you could be involved in, in terms of actually getting the opportunity to do it. I had this one person tell me that they could not get my name right so I should hyphenate it. First of all, they are not technically supposed to ask you your age or background but they do. They think I’m American Indian; like that’s the only they know about. I don’t even know half the time why we’re having this conversation.
I think that in many ways, casting people the way they do in Hollywood cuts the intelligence of viewers by pandering to what they think people will want to see rather than understanding the dynamics of today’s society’s acceptance of diversity. The funny thing is that visually you could be set up to fit into numerous ethnicities because you’re not stereotypical of the South Asian look or what westerners see as South Asian. That’s when I’ve had a little luck on my side and have gotten the role.
What did you specifically feel that you had to do to make that a reality for you? It really is unbelievably complex, unbelievably difficult and there are more barriers than I could have ever imagined.
Looking back, I don’t think I ever knew what I was getting myself into because I felt ‘I want to do this and I should be able to’, but it’s not that simple.
Outside of this factor, which is enormous enough, being of a minority background and that too one that is not readily represented, there is a whole other struggle where people don’t know who you are and don’t want to know who you are. I literally want to scream sometimes, and I’m sure there have been times when I’ve lost my patience with people because they ask inappropriate questions. People don’t sometimes realize how ignorant they really are. I cannot for the life of me understand why there is so much emphasis placed on this stuff since there is no relevance whatsoever to the role I’m there to audition for. Can you believe, they have asked me what tribe I’m from! I think sometimes, not to go off too much on a tangent, but that it has a lot to do with good versus bad writing.
If I tell them I’m South Asian, they remark, “well you don’t have an accent”. People sometimes mistake someone’s ethnicity with being funny or someone’s character being funny.