Viola Davis feels that there is still a lack of diversity in the main Hollywood films.
The 53-year-old actress spoke in the September issue of Variety about why not much has changed in recent years, despite the fact that there have been cries for help.
"This type of paper is usually not available to a woman of color," the Oscar winner told the magazine about her new role in the movie Widows. "People try to be too nice to women, they keep them nice, they keep them nice, they cater to male fantasies, they look after the male gaze, this movie did not do that."
Hot Topic: Viola Davis wants answers for lack of diversity in major Hollywood films, he said in the September issue of Variety
The widows see Davis play Veronica Rawlins. Her co-stars are Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo.
They discover that their deceased husbands driven by criminals left a debt that, consequently, could change their lives.
Viola explains that she felt emotionally attached to the script for her disapproval by focusing on stereotypes when it is known that women have a leading role in a long-running movie.
Beauty, sexual attractiveness and lust are not things that fans can expect to see from the star of How To Get Away With Murder.
In fact, it's the opposite.
Performing a character who must cope alone in a corrupt environment surrounded by domestic abuse is not far from the education Viola experienced in her own hometown of Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Good role: his next film is Widows; here she is seen with her co-star Cynthia Erivo
Another look: here the star is seen with Elizabeth Debicki and Erivo
One's mother also talked about how she grew up poor.
Happy couple: Davis with her husband Julius Tennon in April in New York City
& # 39; What will I eat today? Will they kick me out of my house? the star of the fences shares before adding that it was not unusual for her to fall asleep with the sound of rats chatting in her room.
It is this traumatic experience that Davis thought when he played the character of Veronica.
Viola's co-star, Rodriguez, says that witnessing how Davis channels the role of a woman who is forced to survive on her own after her husband's death became a performance she can only describe as "gangster" .
– She will laugh for a minute, and then go to this dark place when the camera rolls and will cry. It's that ability to go in and out of your emotions that surprises me, "he said.
Despite having seen her career reach new heights in Hollywood, Davis says she still feels as if studio executives are still not open to the idea of introducing diversity, especially when it comes to actresses and the roles they tend to portray.
During her award-winning speech at the 2016 Oscars for Best Supporting Actress in Fences, Viola explained that she was inclined to develop and explore the stories of those usually found in a cemetery.
Widows arrive at theaters on November 16.
Diversity: Davis with Michelle Rodriguez and Debicki in a sauna scene