Tyrese Says Terrence Howard Got Roles over Him Because He’s ‘Lighter Skinned’

Tyrese recently chatted with Leah A. Henry of Leah’s Lemonade and recounted how actor Terrence Howard would often get roles ahead of him due largely to his complexion.

“Throughout my whole childhood, it was not cool to be dark skin in the hood,” said Tyrese. “It was always the light-skinned Black people that seemed to have gotten all the attention and all the love and considered pretty, attractive, or handsome. And since I’ve been in Hollywood we dealt with the same thing.”

“I just did a film with Terrence Howard — we’re able to joke about it now — but I was the star of the film, and they had an idea to go with someone else, who I won’t mention, and then I suggested Terrence Howard. And he thanked me for like, a week straight.”

“Terrence Howard has no idea how many roles that I was about to book and they went with him because he’s the lighter-skinned Black man with the green eyes.”

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