Daniella Perkins Opens Up About the Importance of On-Screen Racial Diversity

Daniella Perkins Opens Up About the Importance of On-Screen Racial Diversity
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#RepresentationMatters!

In a recent interview, 18-year-old “Knight Squad” actress Daniella Perkins opened up about the importance of on-screen racial diversity, and we’re so here for it! You, go girl.

Dani gushed about movies like “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” — both of which made headlines this year for their overwhelming inclusion of non-white actors — and explained that although the entertainment industry has come a long way, she hopes one day TV and film will reach a point where multiracial stars are just the norm.

“It means everything to me to play a character everyone can relate to but more importantly girls of color can connect with. When you’re little, seeing someone on screen that looks like you really sticks with you…not everyone understands how much representation is still lacking on screen.”

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