Mix it all together and you get that exotic, almost-white-but-not-quite ethnic look that's so hot in Hollywood right now.It's what helped Will Smith's Hitch break big in February 2005, when it scored the best opening weekend for a romantic comedy ever and went on to become the year's 10th highest grossing film.“But as I got older, I realized what the important things in life are.
I understand the idea of having something that you call your own, and how it could feel when a member of your clan, so to speak, chooses to be with someone from another clan. “But that being said, I can’t tolerate that because it’s 2010 and I don’t have time for that. When I was growing up, there were guys who dated everybody, there were guys that only dated black girls, and there were guys who only dated white girls.
Back then, I used to judge the black guys that only dated white girls and for so long, I wanted people to know, I’m not one of those guys.
More than anything, that show is a perfect example of how Hollywood attempts to play the race card to its own advantage.
According to Diggs, "Kevin Hill" was classified as a black show, even though the cast was overwhelmingly white.
If you like me, you like me, if you don’t, you don’t.
And luckily, I’ve been just fine, you know what I mean? Once people realize that this is a real relationship and that I’m not with my wife because she’s white, but because she’s a wonderful person, all that other stuff falls by the wayside.” Diggs and Menzel have one son, 2 year-old Walker.But UPN's weak attempt to capture a racially diverse audience failed and the show was cancelled after one season."To be honest, I was relieved [when it was cancelled] because the show was nowhere where I wanted to be," Diggs admits."I kinda like the fact that I was no longer kind of a pawn, because as so many of these networks do, they start out ...But since when did the cool factor trump intellect, ambition and financial stability as a must-have quality in your mate?"I don't think black people really want to know the truth about themselves," Diggs says, when asked why he thinks African Americans of both sexes are so caught up in the neo-thug-love movement.Cover: Taye Diggs - Crossing the Color Line on Primetime Category: Cover Story photo courtesy of ABC, Inc./Copyright 2006Similar to Poitier, it hasn't been color-blind casting, but intentional TV casting decisions that have recently placed Diggs in starring roles portraying characters with a penchant for dating outside the black race.