Seemingly, playing a maid now amidst her successes and awards on stage and screen, may seem like a step backward. But Davis explains why there's more to the "The Help's" role of Aibelene Clark than meets the undiscerning eye. In the videos below she not only shares her responsibility to the role as an actress, but also HER SOLUTION to the lack of roles for black actresses in general here in Hollywood.
BUT BEFORE YOU PRESS PLAY here's an interesting tidbit! Viola Davis told a recent LA screening audience SHE had planned to produce "The Help." After reading the novel and falling in love with it she set out to option it from author, Kathryn Stockett. As life would have it though, first time director and Stockett's childhood friend, Tate Taylor beat Davis' to the punch!
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