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Will Smith Wants Permission to Make-Out With Cameron

Will Smith may not have come home a winner at last night's Golden Globes, but he certainly didn't seem too worried about it while hamming it up with his Pursuit of Happyness costars in Rome over the weekend. Inside, though, Will is more full of Saddyness, and for good reason. Here's more:

"Smith, one of the world’s most bankable stars, appears mostly opposite black or Latino women,” noted U.K. writer Leslie O’Toole. “He once confided to me that he’d love to make a romantic comedy with Cameron Diaz but feared that his audience wouldn’t accept it.”

“It’s a shame, but it is what it is,” Thandie Newton, his co-star in “The Pursuit of Happyness” lamented. “I think if it was done in the right way, where race wouldn’t be an issue, it would be great. But you can’t bend people’s minds too quickly.”

It's an unfortunate truth that interracial couples are still very much shied away from in Hollywood. Quotes like these remind us that there's still a long way to go to achieve racial equality in America. Seriously, how could you deny the preciousness (not a word, we know, just go with it) of a beautiful pairing like Heidi and Seal? What do you guys think?

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BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
Makes sense.
Midnightkiss4u09 Midnightkiss4u09 10 years
Will is funny.
blondie01 blondie01 10 years
its interesting how everything seems "fine" but in reality, people still aren't comfortable with sad! :(
cpoe17 cpoe17 10 years
I don't think anyone would care at all if there was a romantic comedy with an interracial couple. Who cares? I think we're a lot farther along than we're given credit for.
jmason84 jmason84 10 years
I think it would be great to have more interracial relationships on the big screen. It shouldn't be as big a deal seeing as though America is pretty much multiracial. Will could pick better than Cameron though.
jbizzle jbizzle 10 years
Anyone ever seen iRobot? Wasn't his love interest in that a white girl? o.O
DulceSkye DulceSkye 10 years
I personally don't give a hoot about the race of the characters in a movie...I focus more on character development. I hope that Hollywood will open their eyes and see that most intelligent people won't care if Will Smith is paired with Cameron Diaz. I'd actually like to see movies with older female leading roles, too. Hollywood needs to take a chance on the audience!
Luxifer Luxifer 10 years
i never notice the race of couple unless it's a plot point. Why does it have to be a big deal? I also think that nowadays, with this new generation, it isn't, or at least shouldn't be, a big deal. Maybe it's just the older people who have the problem. Those older people though, probably aren't the ones watching movies with WS or Cammie.
strawberrity strawberrity 10 years
I think one thing you have to remember is that even most of those movies where there is a white male with a minority female, it was a major part of the plot line that this was an interracial couple. That shows that it is still a big deal, even if they are willing to do this pairing. What is interesting is that in a lot of British TV shows and movies they have interracial couples all the time, and it is never even brought up or mentioned. Unlike in American ones where if it happens its always a big deal.
Who does Will want permission from? The klan? That's who he needs it from. The feelings of black women do not make or break hollywood careers. ~Let's Go~
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 10 years
I think most people think of Will Smith as white anyway so it shouldnt make a difference LOL jk There have been interracial couples before why is that a problem now and they are both A-list actors so I dont see that the problem is! I thought Hollywood only cared if the movie makes $$$ and I think Cameron and Will could make a hit movie
Pokemyhontas Pokemyhontas 10 years
Oh, I'd love to see them in a romantic comedy together!!! I think they'd be great!!!
notoriousrem_22 notoriousrem_22 10 years
a movie with will and camie would be hysterical...i love both of them... "stay far from timid, only make moves when your hearts in it and live the phrase sky's the limit."
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I never even thought of this. I would LOVE to see them as a couple in a movie. It is sad that it is even a thought in people's minds.
cari907 cari907 10 years
wow serioulsy thats a problem still wow
ickivicki ickivicki 10 years
If they (Will+Cameron) were in a movie together, I'd go see it!
DCStar DCStar 10 years
Didn't he have a relationship with that (white) woman in MIB? or maybe MIB2? I love this guy. Who would mind??? I can't imagine the type of person who would be against seeing Will Smith with anybody white. He is a lovely person. PS I LOVE HEIDI & SEAL!
mar mar 10 years
I think someone needs to do an "interracial" ( hate that word) comedy, RIGHT NOW!!!!!! I think America is ready.
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
So would I think it would be interesting.
new2man new2man 10 years
First, I agree with the poster who said they have plenty of money to make a movie themselves - if they want to make it and help move toward an acceptance of inter-racial romance in Hollywood, they should just make it and not worry about the $$. Secondly, I COMPLETELY disagree Dulce, and in fact, you have it backwards.When Denzel filmed the John Grishman movie w/Julia Roberts (Pelican Brief, I think), they did a test scene where they kissed. It was the black women who STRONGLY opposed to it and they cut it from the movie (if anyone remembers, the movie made it obvious they had feelings for each other, but they never acted on them.) In Jungle Fever, it was both sides that opposed the black male/white female relationship. I personally find it offensive when people automatically make the anglo out to be the bad guy - racism works both ways, people - remember that. That being said, I would LOVE to see a movie with these two!
BKNYGal BKNYGal 10 years
Wait, didn't he do Hitch with Eva Mendes?? And Cameron Diaz is 1/2 WTF..
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
He made out with Farmer Ted in Six Degrees of Seperation..a white male..I don't see why they haven't put him in a romantic comedy with any actress they felt was right for the part no matter wht skin color. I think it is the studios afraid to greenlight such a project.. we need new blood in charge.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Skye - I hear what you're saying. But, I'm not sure I agree with you. After all, there are many movies made with zero concern for the bigoted white crowd - take Barbershop or Diary of a Mad Black Woman or whole hosts of other films. So, I'm not sure it's realistic to think interracial romantic comedies are not being made solely because Hollywood worries about racist white people. After all, if someone is so racist they feel the white woman needs to be protected from the black man, are they really rushing out to see Will Smith movies anyhow?
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I don't know. I don't even think I know anybody that would have a problem with an interracial couple on screen - regardless of who is the minority. I think Hollywood is overly worried about negative reaction. It's why they always make and remake the same movies and why they won't take a chance on other things. I'm not really sure its fair to blame all of America for Hollywood's aversion to risk.
Some-1-U-Know Some-1-U-Know 10 years
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