New York Housewife Eboni K. Williams may now be a reality television star and also an attorney — but she wants people to know that she almost landed a major role in a huge Hollywood movie alongside Brad Pitt.
“I was a working commercial actress and model at six and seven. I was signed to the J. Thompson Agency. I interviewed for Interview With a Vampire,” Eboni said on the “Reality Life With Kate Casey” podcast, “Because in the book by Anne Rice, that little girl is Creole. I mean, I don’t know was it 92 or some crazy sh-t.”
Kirsten Dunst was the lucky actress who landed the role.
“You know, the world was not ready to see some little brown girl kissing Brad Pitt in the mouth or whoever ends up kissing in the film. So, you know, obviously, Kirsten Dunst has my entire career. So, there’s that.” That is wild.”
Eboni continued, “But in all sincerity, I recognize, you know, I’m on like, movie sets, I’m auditioning, I’m getting paid. I mean, 1000s of dollars at six and seven years old to be in a grocery store commercial. And, you know, it was like, ‘yeah’, and it wasn’t lost on me that and I was doing well in some of these pageants,” she said.
Despite not landing the role, Eboni says she still feels grateful about the opportunities she was able to have.
“It wasn’t lost on me that my experience was not like that of my peers. Right? And as I get older, meaning what do I mean by that? Meaning that I was given access to spaces, opportunities, you know, really rare air,” Eboni remarked. “That was uncanny for someone else like me, meaning girl, meaning Black, meaning poor. It’s like, ‘What the f-ck is going on here?’ Even at six and seven? ‘Like, what? Why me?'”