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Why Does Viola Davis Regret Her Role In 'The Help'?

Viola Davis has declared that she regrets her role in the 2011 movie The Help, despite the fact that it saw her land an Oscar nomination.Davis played the role of Abileen Clark, one of two...

Viola Davis Regrets The Help

Viola Davis regrets the way the characters in 'The Help' were portrayed.The 53-year-old actress played maid Aibileen Clark in the 2011 period drama, and she admitted while she enjoyed the experience on set, but she...

Viola Davis Relishes Playing A Character In 'Dire Circumstances'

Viola Davis relished playing a character who finds herself in ''dire circumstances'' in 'Widows'. The 53-year-old actress stars in the new Steve McQueen-directed drama, which tells the story of four women who unite to repay...

Viola Davis Calls For Race Pay Gap To Be Closed

Viola Davis has called out the pay discrepancy in Hollywood between women of colour and white actresses.The 'Suicide Squad' star has been watching with interest as the industry's gender pay gap has been tackled by...

Steve Mcqueen Admits Good Fortune Played A Part In Widows

Steve McQueen's latest movie 'Widows' came together by sheer good fortune.The 48-year-old director was a huge fan of Lynda La Plante's ground-breaking TV drama series that inspired the movie, but McQueen has admitted he only...

Widows Set To Open Bfi London Film Festival

Viola Davis' new movie 'Widows' is to open the BFI London Film Festival.The 52-year-old actress has a starring role in the Steve McQueen-directed crime film, and it's been confirmed that the premiere of 'Widows' -...

Allison Janney Rejoins I, Tonya Co-star In Troupe Zero

Allison Janney is to be reunited with her 'I, Tonya' co-star Mckenna Grace in new movie 'Troupe Zero'.The 58-year-old actress swept the board in the Best Supporting Actress category at this year's awards season for...

Jennifer Hudson Keeps Oscar Away From Bathroom Germs

Jennifer Hudson won't keep her Oscar in the bathroom because she doesn't want ''dirty hands'' touching it.The 36-year-old actress-and-singer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her performance Effie White in...

Viola Davis: Women Are 'Worth It'

Viola Davies wants women to understand they are ''worth it'' even when they are ''complicated''.The 52-year-old actress recalled a story in which she told her six-year-old daughter Genesis - who was five at the time...

Viola Davis Was Touched Inappropriately By Men During Her Childhood

Viola Davis had men touch her inappropriately as a child.The 52-year-old 'The Help' actress is glad so many people are speaking up about the sexual harassment they have experienced to raise awareness of what is...

Viola Davis And Lupita Nyong'o Sign Up For The Woman King

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o will play mother and daughter in 'The Woman King'. TriStar Pictures have acquired the worldwide rights to the forthcoming film, which is based on true events which took place at...

Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland And Viola Davis To Present Academy Awards

Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Viola Davis and Emma Stone are some of the stars presenting awards at this year's Academy Awards.Film producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed today the first 12 celebrities who...

Viola Davis: The #Metoo Movement Will Cost Something

Viola Davis says the #MeToo movement will cost everyone ''something'' as nothing great comes for free.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star is glad so many people are speaking up about the sexual harassment...

Viola Davis Experienced 'Electricity' With Kerry Washington

Viola Davis says there was ''electricity'' between herself and Kerry Washington on the set of the 'Scandal/How to Get Away With Murder' crossover episode.The 52-year-old actress and Kerry, 40, star opposite each other in the...

Stephen Colbert Praises Emmys Diversity

Stephen Colbert praised ''diversity in television'' during his opening monologue at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (17.09.17).The 53-year-old talk show host highlighted the importance of the ''diverse group of nominees'' as he presented the...

Viola Davis' Fears For Her Daughter

Viola Davis always ''stresses'' the importance of education to her daughter because she doesn't want her to grow up entitled.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star feels it is vital that her five-year-old daughter...

Nelsan Ellis Laid To Rest

Nelsan Ellis has been laid to rest.The 'True Blood' actor - who died from heart complications on July 8 following years battling drug and alcohol abuse - was remembered at a public funeral service at...

Saturday Night Live, Westworld Lead Emmy Nominations

'Saturday Night Live' and 'Westworld' lead the Emmy nominations with an impressive 22 nods.The 42-year-old comedy sketch show is in the running for a host of honours at this year's ceremony, including Best Supporting Actor...

Viola Davis 'Thanks God' For Her Mother

Viola Davis has said she ''thanks God'' for her mother.The 51-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday (04.05.17) to share a sweet snap of her mother Mary in honour of her 74th birthday, praising the...

Viola Davis Gets Excited When Meryl Streep Texts Her

Viola Davis feels very happy when she receives a text from Meryl Streep.The 'Fences' actress admits the screen icon - who recently penned her tribute as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People -...

John Legend Makes Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List

John Legend and Viola Davis are among the names featured on Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.The American publication has published its annual Time 100 issue which compiles 100 of the most influential people...

Liam Neeson Will Star In Widows

Liam Neeson is set to star in 'Widows'. The 64-year-old actor has reportedly been cast in the upcoming thriller, which will be directed by director Steve McQueen, and is rumoured to play the role of...

Viola Davis: 'I Still Have A Chip On My Shoulder'

The How to Get Away with Murder star has been experiencing an uptick in her career in recent years after starring on the highly popular TV series for three seasons and winning an...

Viola Davis Named Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist Of The Year

Viola Davis will receive the Harvard Foundation 2017 Artist of the Year Award.The 51-year-old actress - who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'Fences' at the Oscars last month...

Viola Davis: I Fear My Daughter Will Be 'Entitled'

Viola Davis ''fears'' her daughter will grow up to be ''entitled''.The 51-year-old actress - who experienced extreme poverty as a child - shares five-year-old daughter Genesis with her husband Julius Tennon, and has said she...

Octavia Spencer 'Prayed' For Accountant In Oscars Mix-up

Octavia Spencer ''said some prayers'' for the accountant who handed out the wrong envelope at the Oscars which lead to the Best Picture mix-up.The gaffe at Sunday (26.02.17) night's award show saw 'La La Land'...

Viola Davis Was Motivated To Succeed By Impoverished Upbringing

Viola Davis' impoverished upbringing as a child motivated her to work hard and succeed.The 51-year-old actress has opened up about her childhood growing up in a one-bedroom cabin on her grandmother's farm in Rhode Island...

Viola Davis: 'I'm So Blessed With My Success'

The 51-year-old actress, who recently scooped her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in drama Fences, has been vocal about her tough upbringing and previously revealed she lived in a "rat-infested and condemned" apartment with...

Viola Davis Suffers From 'Impostor Syndrome'

The Fences star landed the Best Actress Oscar on Sunday (26Feb17) for her role in the family drama, after previously earning nominations for her work in 2008's Doubt and 2011's The Help....

Viola Davis Is Harvard University's Artist Of The Year

The Fences star will receive the Harvard Foundation's arts medal for her career achievements on 4 March (17) at the Cultural Rhythms Festival in Memorial Hall's Sanders Theatre in Massachusetts. "The...

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