Thursday, September 6, 2018

Viola Davis on the Cover of Variety Magazine


Viola Davis will be on hand for this year's TIFF and you can catch her on the latest cover of Variety magazine. On the cover, the actress looks beautiful in a red one-shoulder piece. In the issue, she talks her new film 'Widows', wanting to be an actress, HTGAWM and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on Viola's feature, visit Variety.com.




On pay gaps:
There are no percentages to show the difference. It’s vast. Hispanic women, Asian women, black women, we don’t get paid what Caucasian women get paid. We just don’t. … We have the talent. It’s the opportunity that we’re lacking.

On her film 'Widows' & her character:
This kind of role isn’t usually out there for a woman of color. People try to be too nice with women. They keep them pretty. They keep them likable. They cater to male fantasies. They cater to the male gaze. This film didn’t do that.

On her 'HTGAWM' character:
She’s not realistic, but I don’t care about that. What I care about is every day they write something for her. They’ll write a love scene. They’ll say she’s pansexual. She’s an alcoholic. … It’s a beautiful experiment in exploring the wide berth of humanity that we experience as African-Americans as opposed to doing yet another mother in the hood who is mourning the loss of her son.

On wanting to be an actress:
This beautiful, magical transformation happened in the midst of all that poverty. It elevated me out of my situation and stimulated my imagination. I knew I needed to make a life doing this.

Credit: Variety


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