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Viola Davis On Colorism in Hollywood: 'If You Are Darker Than A Paper Bag, Then You Are Not Sexy, You Are Not A Woman.'

When you see a chocolate-complexioned actress on TV in a complex and sexualized role, clap for that woman and whoever cast her, Viola Davis argues, because dark-brown women have to contend with the colorism hurdle just to land quality roles, the Academy Award nominee revealed during an interview with the Wrap.

Viola Davis On Why It's Important For Women On-Screen To Keep It Real

Viola Davis wowed TV viewers last year when she stripped off her wig and makeup during a powerful scene on Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder.” This month, Davis graces the cover of The Wrap Magazine in a stunning...Show More Summary

Photo: First pic of Taye Diggs as 'Hedwig'

Lookin' good, boo.       Related Stories Viola Davis talks about THAT wig scene from 'HTGAWM': 'My chance to woman up' What if 'Magic Mike' was written by kids? Channing Tatum acts it out for us Here's why Jaden Smith wore that Batman costume to prom  

The 'Suicide Squad' Is 'Ready for Battle' in Director's New Set Photos

It's on! The super villain movie "Suicide Squad" -- starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Viola Davis, Scott Eastwood, and 100 other cool people -- is still filming with director David Ayer at the helm. A bunch...Show More Summary

Viola Davis 'woman-ed up' for that unforgettable 'How to Get Away With Murder' vanity scene

Viola Davis wasn't going to try and be "the Vogue woman" on ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder," in which she plays no-nonsense top defense attorney and stoic college professor Annalise Keating. That goal was certainly put to the test...Show More Summary

Viola Davis: I Didn’t Want to Be the Vogue Woman

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The now-iconic wig scene of How to Get Away With Murder — the one where Viola Davis removes her makeup and her wig to reveal her totally bare, eyebrowless face and close-cropped hair — aired in October, and here we are in June still discussing its importance. In an interview with... More »

TV and Tech Tuning in to Cannes Lions

Kim Kardashian, Viola Davis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, alongside tech superstars like Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and WWW creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee will take part in the ad festival in Cannes this week. read more

Viola Davis' Suicide Squad Character Is Apparently A Badass

In case you missed the memos, Suicide Squad's immovable ice queen, Amanda Waller will be nothing less than an extraordinary badass. While such an idea has already been emphasized on a number of occasions, actress Viola Davis just definitively...Show More Summary

Viola Davis Talks 'Suicide Squad'

Actress Viola Davis had the chance to sit down with night-show host Jimmy Kimmel and talk a tad bit about her character Amanda Waller in David Ayer’s upcoming super villain action team-up "Suicide Squad" (that was a mouthful). “[Amanda]...Show More Summary


Viola Davis sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about Suicide Squad and her character Amanda Waller.

"Suicide Squad's" Davis: Waller Would Make Superman "Quake In His Tights"

Viola Davis talked about Amanda Waller at length with Jimmy Kimmel, even showing off her "Suicide Squad" battle wound.

Celebrity Seeds: Viola Davis Brings Her Daughter Genesis Tennon To “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

Viola Davis’ Daughter Genesis Tags Along For “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Taping Viola Davis’ little girl Genesis is growing up so fast! She brought her along with her for a taping of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Wale was also seen arriving

Watch: Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson on Sex, Race and Hanging On to Acting by a Thread

Probably one of the worst parts about stereotypes is when the person being stereotyped starts believing the hype.

‘HTGAWM’s’ Viola Davis Discusses The Challenges Of TV: ‘People Have To Think You’re Pretty’

How to Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis was a huge actress before she made the switch to TV playing the hardened attorney Annalise Keating. She was nominated for two Oscars for her roles in The Help and Doubt, and was getting steady work as an actress. Show More Summary

Viola Davis Discusses the Challenges of Starring in a TV Show: "People Have to Like You" and "Think You're Pretty"

Viola Davis is no stranger to television, having appeared in episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Traveler and United States of Tara. It wasn't until she was cast as the lead in...

Viola Davis On Finally Playing A ‘Sexualized' Woman

It takes guts for a Hollywood actress to portray an imperfect woman. Or as Viola Davis calls it, to "woman up." During The Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy Nominee Actress roundtable, Davis opened up about her lead role on "How to Get Away with Murder" -- and the anxiety and self-doubt that came along with getting it. Show More Summary

Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Lizzy Caplan on How They Make Sex Scenes ‘Courageous’

For The Hollywood Reporter's latest cover story, the magazine gathered a few of the best women on TV — Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Jessica Lange, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lizzy Caplan, and Ruth Wilson — for a roundtable interview. In it, the A-list actresses had a frank and eye-opening conversation about... More »

Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis & Emmy Contenders Talk Race, Sexism, Aging in Hollywood

Six Emmy contenders Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Lizzy Caplan, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Lange, and Ruth Wilson take the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue, hitting stands this week. They speak candidly during a roundtable about race, sexism, aging, nudity and typecasting. Viola on what most appealed to her and scared her about playing [...]

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