Malala has long been known for her global activism, but now she's looking to the United States, to Hollywood. Speaking at Variety's Power of Women event on Wednesday, Malala Yousafzai, who became an activist after being killed by the Taliban, denounced Hollywood for its lack of representation of Muslims and other Asian people. He will change it. "I don't expect Hollywood to change because it's the right thing to do, or even because it's good for business. I want you to do it because you're an artist, and you know art belongs to everyone,” Malala said.
"If you are an artist who has heard your story, or you have been told that you are too young, that you do not have the right background, then come and sit at my table, and we will work together. But "For me, representation is just a consolation prize, he said Wednesday. “I want our shows and our friends to be mainstream,” he said Wednesday. Last year, Malala signed a one-year multi-partnership with Apple to develop original programming for its Apple TV+ streaming service.
His offerings are meant to cover dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations and children's series, all through his production company Extracurricular. The first slate of these projects is currently in development at the streaming service, he told Variety. So many young and different roles on television. Just watch 'Never Have I Ever', 'Sex Education', 'Ms Marvel' and 'Coda' won Best Picture. This is all true, and I am so grateful for every opportunity to see new faces and hear new stories, Malala said on Wednesday.
"But for each one I just mentioned, I know the execs released [on] dozens of quality and equally amazing projects because they thought the characters or creators were too young, too brown, too foreign, too poor. Although 25% of the world's population is Muslim, a study published in 2022 revealed that Muslims make up only 1% of speaking characters on television. Another report, published in 2021, revealed that Asian female characters and Pacific Islander characters are more likely than female characters of any other race to objectify on screen." A lot of my friends are young women of color," Malala told the Executive Audience and Hollywood creative." We watch 'Ted Lasso', 'Succession', 'The Crown', 'everything.
So please ask yourself if we can like these stories, what makes you think people won't be interested in ours?