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Leslie Grace, who plays Nina, is Afro-Latina and light-skinned
Last Edit: WaymanWong 07:58 pm EDT 06/15/21
Posted by: WaymanWong 07:57 pm EDT 06/15/21
In reply to: According to Ana Navarro, one of the female leads is an Afro-Latina in IN THE HEIGHTS - BroadwayTonyJ 07:10 pm EDT 06/15/21

Grace: ''I didn't realize until making this movie that I didn't really get to see myself or people that looked like my siblings, that are darker than me, onscreen. I hope that this is cracking that glass ceiling. Because I do hope to see my brothers & sisters that are darker than me lead these movies.''
Link TheRoot.com: 'In the Heights' and the Erasure of Dark-Skinned Afro-Latinx Folks
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