Friday, February 10, 2006

Worth noting

"Something New" may be a standard cross-race date movie, but its unsung lead Sanaa Lathan holds the distinction of being the only black actress ever given the opportunity to anchor an action movie.

Now, that movie was "Aliens vs. Predator," but let's not split hairs here. She's a wonderfully talented actress who has obviously not received the same access to roles as her white colleagues (see Kerry Washington for more on that), and there's little reason to believe that the studios will cast one less Kate Bosworth or Michelle Monaghan in favor of the capable Lathan.