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Nicole Byer says she was once asked to be 'blacker' at an audition

Nicole Byer says she was once asked to be ‘blacker’ at an audition

This casting director’s request is a nicole byer and other Hollywood actors have become too familiar.

Live from E!‘s Laverne Cox chatted with some of this year’s biggest Emmy-nominated stars on E! special If we’re being honest. Nominated for the third time this year for her role as a presenter on Netflix He got over it!Byer recalled one of his most uncomfortable listening experiences.

“A casting director supposedly asked you to ‘speak more black’ at one point?” Cox asked Byer, who made history as the first Black woman to be nominated for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Competition Show in 2020. Byer responded, “Supposedly? It happened so much.”

And while Byer can crack a joke in any situation, it became real when he recalled the experience. “Usually they say ‘edgy, more street, more urban,'” he continued. “But I read it, and she was like, ‘Can you be Blacker?’ She was just playing a fairy. And she said, ‘Be as black as you can be. If you get too black, I’ll bring you back.'”

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