Butterfly McQueen & Hattie McDaniel: Gone With the Wind in Wardrobe Stills, both actresses played servants in the movie but both women were too often typecast because of the colour of their skin as Butterfly McQueen spoke out against;
“I didn’t mind playing a maid the first time, because I thought that was how you got into the business. But after I did the same thing over and over, I resented it. I didn’t mind being funny, but I didn’t like being stupid.”
McQueen played Scarlett’s maid Prissy while McDaniel who won an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in the 1939 film.