Emmy and Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is making it very clear that women need to be more in control when it comes to the entertainment industry. That being said, it may not be enough for females to be in front of the cameras as they also should be behind the scenes.
You may know the talented star from the hit series How to Get Away With Murder where she plays Annalise Keating.
But Davis is very active behind the cameras as well!
She has produced a number of movies, short films, and TV series.
Currently, she and her husband Julian Tennon are working on a seven-episode docuseries titled The Last Defense.
The project is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The experienced producer is using her voice to encourage other women to create and to push for such jobs to actually be made more accessible to them.
‘If you know who you are as a woman and you are behind that camera, and you are a producer, and you are in control of it, then you have to control it in a way that’s honest, that these females are no longer an extension of male fantasy, and how we have been defined in the past,’ she explained during a new interview.
‘To have more power and control over the narrative. To have more power and control over the images and storylines that are an extension of who we are. You have to be brave enough to know who you are and to reflect that in the movies and TV shows that are being put out there. It is time enough for it,’ she explained.
We totally agree, and we hope to see more variety when it comes to the creative process that goes behind Hollywood productions very soon.