Acclaimed actress Viola Davis opens up about her regret over her role in one of her films. In a candid revelation, Davis talked about the roles that she regrets doing in her lifetime. Talking about this Davis said that she regrets playing the role of a maid Aibileen Clark, in the movie The Help. Even though she was nominated for an Oscar for this movie, Davis does not seem to like it much.

Viola Davis
Viola Davis

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Viola Davis regrets doing The Help

Viola Davis one of the most acclaimed actors in Hollywood who have spellbound all the viewers with her outstanding acting skills in moves like Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has recently voiced out her regrets with the movie The Help.

Talking to The New York Times, Davis said that she regrets playing the role of Aibileen Clark, an African American maid the in the movie The Help. Davis stated that her character’s voice was not heard enough in the film and this makes her regret playing this role.

Viola Davis with Oscar
Viola Davis with Oscar

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“Have I ever done roles that I’ve regretted? I have, and The Help is on that list,” she told The New York Times about Tate Taylor’s film. “I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie.”

The Help was directed by Tate Taylor and starred many actors like Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Chris Lowell, Allison Janney, and Viola Davis. This multi-starrer movie was able to make a revenue of $216 million at the box office. Not only this the movie also received critical acclaim and even earned Davis an Oscar nomination for her performance. Despite the success of the movie and the Oscar nomination that Davis received she still regrets her role in this movie.

From Silver Screen to Real-World Impact: Viola Davis stands by the Black community

Viola Davis has always educated the empowerment of the black community. Davis in her journey had to face a lot of discrimination and coming from poverty made it more difficult for her. Despite all of these Viola Davis built a strong career for herself in the entertainment industry becoming the first Black person to win acting’s triple crown.

Viola Davis in The Woman King
Viola Davis in The Woman King

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Even in most of her movies, Davis has portrayed a strong image of Black people. Her movies like Fences and The Help are some examples. Apart from this, her well-known movie from last year The Woman King is a strong portrayal of black women. The entire movie, its story, and its cast are filled with Black Women. This film also received a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

In the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, Viola Davis stands as a strong portrayal of the Black community. Her role in different movies not only showcases her skills but also adds a lot more meaning to the empowerment of her community.

Source: Independent 

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