Apparently Karla Souza’s character, Laurel Castillo, on How to Get Away With Murder was originally written as Laurel Wilden, a white character, but she asked the writers if they could change her into a latina and they did.
Karla Souza could’ve easily played a white character on the show. Instead she wanted to play as a latina. She wanted to break away from the stereotypical latino roles you always see on tv.
A Latina is playing a smart and quiet law school student on a hit show. You don’t see that often. You don’t really see latinos playing these parts in Hollywood. I’m so excited about the latino representation showing on my tv. Especially when it’s successful women in law or medicine.
Also I think it’s safe to say I’m officially a fan of Karla Souza.
people who don’t like carol peletier can fuck right the fuck off. i mean, she saved the entire group’s life and she always makes the difficult decisions. the only reason half of the fandom doesn’t like her is because they’re mad that a girl is touching daryl. grow up.