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Viola Davis Reveals Regrets Over Starring In ‘The Help’: “I Betrayed Myself And My People”

The numerous award-winning actress Viola Davis appeared on Vanity Fair‘s July/August 2020 issue and spoke on her acting career.

The ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ star Davis expressed that she feels regretful to be a part of the movie ‘The Help’, and claimed that the movie had been “created in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism.”

The actress also stated that the movie targeted the white audience, and used the following statements:

“There’s no one who’s not entertained by The Help. But there’s a part of me that feels like I betrayed myself, and my people, because I was in a movie that wasn’t ready to [tell the whole truth].”

The first black actress to receive the “Triple Crown of Acting” represents a maid who helps the character that Emma Stone played, and the movie has been one of Netflix’s most-watched films.

During the interview she also talked about ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests and said the followings as a black woman living in the United States:

“I feel like my entire life has been a protest. My production company is my protest. Me not wearing a wig at the Oscars in 2012 was my protest. It is a part of my voice, just like introducing myself to you and saying, ‘Hello, my name is Viola Davis.’”

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