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    • Hill Harper (About his move from film to TV): Because you can reach so many people. You don't realize how much wider an audience you hit with TV than film. On a weekly basis "Friends" gets 30 million viewers. Our show gets about 12 million. That's a blockbuster audience every week. That's important for Black actors to remember, because we aren't considered valuable commodities. We're considered exchangeable. We're the "Black guy."
      I mean, there are exceptions. Like once I had a conversation with Samuel Jackson and told him I admired him for all his smart role choices. He said, "I don't choose my roles. I take what Denzel turns down." Hollywood goes with the Black guy they can get. They don't feel that we bring anything specific but our Blackness. TV lets you present yourself to a wider audience all the time.

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