taye diggs*The new cover of JET magazine features actors Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long, co-stars of the upcoming November film, “The Best Man Holiday.”

In the latest issue of JET, the trio opens up about some of the roadblocks black actors struggle with in Hollywood.

Nia Long on getting the movie made:
“It wasn’t like we were just able to make this movie; we had to go through a process. So I feel successful in that alone….”

Sanaa Lathan on the portrayal of African-Americans in films:
“We as moviegoers want to see ourselves. A lot of Black films that have been out lately have been of a certain…stereotype and humor. This has a lot more depth. It’s not fitting the mold of what’s out now.

Taye Diggs on how films have changed since The Best Man:
“Our films were really starting to explode and it was an interesting time. But then, people started making movies without us in them…Sadly, we’re still slaves to a system we don’t really count.