Whoopi Goldberg wants more people of color in Wes Anderson's movies: "I would like to give you my resume"

The View co-host criticized the iconic director for his failure to cast people of color in his films

By Anna Silman
Published June 22, 2015 4:42PM (EDT)
Wes Anderson (Richard Shotwell/invision/ap)
Wes Anderson (Richard Shotwell/invision/ap)

Wes Anderson has long been criticized for the “unbearable whiteness” of his films, and on "The View" last Friday, cohost Whoopi Goldberg took the director to task (albeit indirectly) for his failure to cast actors of color.

Addressing guest and Anderson-regular Jason Schwartzman — who was on the show promoting his new film "The Overnight,” not directed by Wes Anderson — cohost Whoopi Goldberg pulled out her resume and asked if he wouldn't mind passing it on to the acclaimed director.

"I want to do this right because you know I love all the Wes Anderson movies and you starred in, like, almost all of them, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Moonrise Kingdom' and 'Rushmore' and all of those,” said Goldberg, in a faux-ditzy cadence.

"So I noticed there's not a lot of folks of color and I thought I would like to give you my resume to give to Wes Anderson and just to let him know I'm available. As you see, I've interned on 'The Late Show.'"

When new cohost Raven-Symoné interjected to point out that Goldberg wouldn’t do full frontal nudity, Goldberg responded "“Oh, I will. Oh yeah.” More importantly, how does she feel about walking entirely in vertical and horizontal lines?

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