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Viola Davis Regrets ‘The Help’ Movie

Published: Thursday 13th Sep 2018 by David

Viola Davis has offered fresh thoughts on ‘The Help‘ and they aren’t all positive.

Why?

Find out below…

Davis has spoken openly about her views on the movie and why she feels it failed to represent the African-American characters it sought to celebrate.

She told ‘The New York Times.’

Have I ever done roles that I’ve regretted? I have, and ‘The Help’ is on that list.Being that role model and picking up that baton when you’re struggling in your own life has been difficult. I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard. I know Aibileen. I know Minny. They’re my grandma. They’re my mom. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie.The friendships that I formed are ones that I’m going to have for the rest of my life. I had a great experience with these other actresses, who are extraordinary human beings. And I could not ask for a better collaborator than [director] Tate Taylor.

Davis first revealed she had concerns about the movie shortly after its release.
 

What do you make of her thoughts?

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  1. Zion September 13, 2018

    She took the check though

  2. Carlitos September 13, 2018

    One of the greatest movies ever made.

  3. Blaque September 13, 2018

    We all do things in life that make us pulse and this is one of them . sometimes you sit back and look at things for what they are and realize this was not good . Check or no check you still have thoughts

  4. Casual September 13, 2018

    I love Viola Davis as an actress, but she says the dumbest isht sometimes. We DID hear the voices of the maids in the movies, though we also saw other perspectives too. We got to see how life unfolded from the perspectives of our elders and ancestors who lived through those years. The movie wasn’t about Hilly, for example, but her character was necessary for us to see how those women were treated.

    And . . . were it if not for The Help, she would not be currently starring on a major network show.

    First, she endorsed Ocasio-Cortez, and now this.

    • 2 Slice Hilly September 13, 2018

      I agree whole heartedly. Viola doesn’t understand the impact those voices had on our America. Years from now, people from newer generations will surprise her when they approach & thank her for her own contribution to that film and the change it started.

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