Viola Davis, the Emmy Award-winning actress, is once again speaking out in support of women. The entertainer emphasized the importance of women “owning” who they are as individuals.
During a speech at the 11th Annual Women in Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party in Beverly Hills, California, yesterday, Friday, March 2nd, the actress gave an impassioned talk on the significance of women being themselves.
A person, according to Davis, has a complicated identity and should not be forced inside a stereotypical box or niche. The 52-year-old shared a story where she told her daughter she was a sophisticated individual.
Viola said her daughter responded by telling her she meant “confusing,” rather than “multi-faceted.” The 6-year-old said to her, “Mommy, you’re trying to tell me that I’m confusing.”
Davis claimed women often feel “confusing,” especially in the current climate of alleged sexual assault. Davis said with all of the women’s imperfections and sophistication; they’re still “worth it.”
“This is a year of owning who we are.” As you may know, Viola has been vocal politically following her subsequent rise to fame as an actress.
Yesterday, Celebrity Insider reported that in Hollywood currently, there is a paradigm shift in how studios are making films and series.
In the past, it was thought that a diversified cast wouldn’t be marketable globally, but with the success of films such as Wonder Woman and Black Panther, people are beginning to realize that diversity’s value in the film industry is wholly feasible. As it was previously reported, Wonder Woman and Black Panther were incredible successes of the last year, with both films breaking numerous records.