John Boyega of “Star Wars” fame is joining the growing group of actors who will use an inclusion rider on future projects.
“We are redefining and reshaping the industry at the moment,” the 25-year-old actor told BBC’s Newsbeat at a screening of his new film “Pacific Rim: Uprising.” “A lot of the secret rules of Hollywood are unfounded and unlawful so to start including [inclusion riders] makes our industry better.”
An inclusion rider — which Frances McDormand spoke out in favor of during her Oscars speech — is a clause in an actor’s contract requiring a certain percentage of the cast and crew on a project to be diverse.
“Those who wish to defy [using inclusion riders], they’re held accountable. So for me, I love that it’s happening,” Boyega said.
Michael B. Jordan also recently said his production would adopt an inclusion rider on all future projects.
“I’ve been privileged to work with powerful women & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward,” the “Black Panther” star said.
SOURCE: Page Six – Lindsey Kupfer