Viola Davis,53 sizzle on the cover of Variety magazine as she discuss new movie,Widows directed by McQueen which also stars Gillian Flynn. Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, and Elizabeth Debicki. She said;
“I have issues with stories of people who just get out of bed and start robbing banks,” “As an actor, I needed to know what would drive a seemingly together woman to do this, and it always starts with someone reaching bottom.”
“This kind of role isn’t usually out there for a woman of color,” says Davis. “Widows” is a female-driven enterprise, offering up meaty roles for Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo and Elizabeth Debicki, who play the other members of a gang of widows who must pull off a heist in order to pay their husbands’ debts to a drug dealer.
“People try to be too nice with women,” suggests Davis. “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.”
The How to get away with murder actress also talked about being a woman of colour in Hollywood;
“There are no percentages to show the difference,” says Davis. “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.”
Love her in HTGAWM and i get wait to see this movie. She is a brilliant actress.