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Viola Davis Admits Being Offered ‘Mammy-ish’ Roles

When it comes to roles for black women in Hollywood, Viola Davis says that there just aren’t that many quality parts for her and her acting sisters to sink into. 342 more words

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After playing the ultimate Mammy, NOW Viola Davis complains

You know, I’m not sure what to think about Viola Davis’ new found loose tongue. Whereas Octavia Spencer acted (and still behaves) as if she can… 4,231 more words

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Fall TV 2014: Parade of the Lady BAMFs

You can smell in the air, folks. TV is coming. Lady BAMFs are coming. Julianna Margulies’s eyebrows are coming.

In the past few years, television has demonstrated that it might be turning the corner when it comes to scripting leading ladies who actually act and think like real women rather than the neurotic and flighty tropes of yesteryear. 414 more words

“Vanity destroys your work,” she said. “That’s the one thing you have to let go of as an actor. I don’t care how sexy or beautiful any woman is.

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Sex Scenes No Problem For Kerry Washington And Viola Davis

When it comes to steamy scenes, it’s a good thing for Kerry Washington and Viola Davis.

With frequent episodes of hot sex between her character Olivia Pope and either… 254 more words

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Happy Weekend + Links I Love

Happy weekend, friends. Got any exciting weekend plans? Last night, I caught the world premiere of the family drama/heist thriller, The Forger (John Travolta, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer). 348 more words

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Viola Davis Laments Hollywood Relegating Black Actresses To Marginalized Roles

With the record number of 11 acting Emmy nominations for black actors this year, the industry consensus might appear to be that African Americans are making a breakthrough.  338 more words

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