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Viola Davis lashes out at the treatment of black actors in Hollywood

Barely a week after the big Oscars ceremony, Viola Davis is one of the big favorites to win the statuette of “Best Actress” thanks to her performance in the film “My Rainey’s Black Bottom”. Which has just given him a great victory at the SAG Prize.

Despite the promising prospects for his career this awards season, in a recent chat with Variety, Davis shared raw and honest testimony about the plight of black talent in Hollywood, noting that black talent is often treated as “leftovers” in Hollywood. industry.

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“It’s so hard to make movies that don’t fit into a certain box the way they see us,” Davis told the publication. “Inclusiveness can’t be a hashtag. You have to write articles for people of color that are culturally specific, that are as thoughtful as the roles of our white counterparts, to get to the point of excellence so that we can be considered for awards. “

But often with inclusion it’s a second plan. We are the leftovers.

Viola Davis currently maintains a record of being the black actress with the most nominations in the theater world, however, rather than seeing it as an honor, she finds a limitation for her black colleagues: “The only reason for which I am breaking records because no one has been recognized. This “honor” is a kind of limited honor. “

Davis points out that one of the biggest problems is in the film industry, not in the awards ceremonies. “You can’t name anyone if you don’t make films. He also commented on his recent panel discussion on the importance of role creation for black actors.

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“I always say that I do my best with what I received. If you get a half-baked, half-explored item, you don’t understand “the psychology, the pathology, the darkness of that person, and you even put it in the hands of someone who isn’t great for it.” ‘get to the point, you’re not going to be seen,’ concludes Davis.

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