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Candice Patton Is Rooting for Actors of Color, Always

Actor Candice Patton, known for portraying Iris West in The CW‘s The Flash, has for years been vocal about the lack of resources for Black talents in Hollywood — especially behind the scenes. An issue that’s often overlooked by TV networks and productions, as the star points out, is that Black actors tend to receive less care and attention for their hair and makeup than their fair-skinned counterparts. “As a woman of color, I need people who understand how to properly work with light Black skin,” Patton says as she reflects on past experiences on set.
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What is SheThority? All about 'The Flash' actor Candice Patton and co-star Caity Lotz's women empowerment platform

Actor Candice Patton and Caity Lotz have together founded an empowerment platform called SheThority. The two actors became close while working on crossover events between 'The Flash' and 'Legends of Tomorrow' together, since Patton plays Iris West in the former and Lotz plays Sarah Lance aka White Canary in the latter. After having worked collectively on their DC shows and becoming closer over many seasons, the actors came up with the idea of found SheThority.
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The Flash Star Candice Patton Pays Tribute to Boy Meets World’s Trina McGee

The Flash’s Candice Patton paid tribute to Boy Meets World star Trina McGee. The actress played Angela on the hit sitcom way back in the TGIF era on ABC. She might not have been on the series at the beginning, but as the Matthews kids got older, their universe began to expand. Patton explained that seeing McGee’s character be a love interest for Shawn on the show really imprinted on her. Boy Meets World was huge at the time, and seeing a Black actress get that role really changed how The CW star thought about herself. TV Guide had asked Patton for who made her feel seen on television, and it’s clear this was a big choice for her. The Iris West actress is probably doing a bit of the same for some young girls out there right now with her work on the Arrowverse. Check out her entire explanation down below:
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