Viola Davis Says Her Maid Playing Days Are Over

From Shadow and Act Fri Feb 8 2013, 16:09:17

Actress Viola Davis in a recent interview this week on CNN to promote her new film Beautiful Creatures coming out next Friday said that while playing a maid in The Help was great, she has no intention of ever playing a maid again. "I'm tired of that. Me and Octavia Spencer, Aunjanue Ellis, Roslyn Ruff - we all played maids in The Help and it was fabulous. It's a fabulous story because we were personalized and all of those things, but I think that people need to see an African American in the 21st century integrated in the life of this town and family who's not in servitude." But don't think that now she has second thoughts about her role in...

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!