Jordan Fisher has highlighted the “incredible” diversity in the Netflix dance movie Work It.
The 26-year-old entertainer told GQ Australia he’s proud to be involved in the film, about a high school senior who vows to get into her late father’s alma mater by transforming her misfit squad into dance champions, because kids from all backgrounds will be able to relate to it.
“The great thing about Work It is… the diversity is incredible,” he shared. “There’s something about building something where you know that there’s gonna be a kid somewhere that watches it, and they’re gonna look at the screen and say, ‘Oh my God, that’s me.’ Even if they don’t want to pursue dance, being able to relate to that person on the screen – that’s success.”
He continued: “I mean, dance is the world. Most of the dance films my generation grew up loving – The Last Dance, Step Up, Honey, You Got Served – in all of those films there are all these different genres of dance, and cultures and diversity.
“You Got Served is one of my favorite films of all time, and it’s a predominantly black cast. I think dance films, for the most part, have been very ahead of their time.”
Jordan also recently talked about diversity in Hollywood in another interview with Variety, reflecting that, “We’ve come a long way, but God, do we have a long way to go still.
“I think that ultimately at the end of the day, still, Black voices are the most inspirational, but also white voices are still the most powerful. There’s not a lot of change that can happen until the white voices go, ‘Huh. Maybe, what if we did this?’ and tested the waters,” he added.
Work It is available to stream on Netflix now.