Lathan, a maid/actress in 'By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,' ages 40 years over the course of the show.

*The beautiful and talented Sanaa Lathan is going back to her roots, so to speak, of playing characters involved in interracial relationships and is starring in the off-Broadway play, “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark.”In fact, at this point, she’s developed an all-for-it attitude regarding racially mixed hook ups, shall we say.

“I think that at this point, 21st century, it’s like time to get on with it. I think there’s nothing wrong with dating interracially. There’s nothing wrong with dating your same gender. I think that at this point people should be able to love who they love, love is a blessing,” she told CYInterview. “I feel fortunate that I’ve gotten to play characters who happen to love. They love black men. I play a character that falls in love with a Vietnamese man. I played a lesbian character. I played a character that loved a white man. So, I just think that it shouldn’t be an issue anymore. It’s sad that it still is an issue to me. You know what I mean?”

Besides “Vera Stark,” Lathan, 39, is starring in quite a few roles, including her recurring spot on TV show, “Nip Tuck.” She’ll also be in upcoming thriller movie, “Contagion.”

As far as being an African American woman in the industry, she knows what it takes to make it and be a star.

“The first thing that comes to mind is just really, I really believe in developing. If you have a dream, I really believe in doing the work of developing of yourself, getting in. Whether if you’re a singer or you want to be a teacher or you want to be a writer, get in class, study the people who you admire, do the work to make yourself the best that you can be. I think that a lot of people think that things come easy in this life and it doesn’t always come easy. I think that the better you can be prepared through preparation and study, the better it will turn out for you.”

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