Viola Davis: “We’re in Crisis Mode as Black Actresses”by Jacky Jasper
Viola Davis seems to have had just about enough of Hollywood’s antics. That’s because the Black actress recently called it what it is, catering primarily to her Caucasian counterparts.
Here’s what Viola Davis had to say during Oprah’s Next Chapter:
“We’re in crisis mode as black actresses. It’s not only in the sheer number of roles that are offered and that are out there, but the quality — and therein lies the problem. We’re in deprivation mode because me, Alfre and Phylicia, we’re in the same category. Whereas if you take a Caucasian actress, you have the one who are the teens, in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s — they’re all different. There are roles for each of them. But you only have two or three categories for black actresses, therein lies, because you want to work.
So it’s a natural instinct, if you throw a piece of cheese in a room full of rats, that they’re going to claw at each other.”
Does Hollywood laugh at Afro American actors and actresses, knowing the only way for the majority of them to stay employed is to be cast in Tyler Perry films? Of course. Don’t believe me.. Ask Quentin Tarantino