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