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Black Like Moi reports:
The Help has garnered both high praise and intense criticism, and the debates surrounding it’s depiction of African-American women during the time of Jim and Jane Crow continue to rage.
Now, during the most successful period of her career,the film’s lead actress, Viola Davis, poised to sweep Best Actress awards throughout the highly anticipated award season. She was previously nominated for an Oscar for her role in Doubt, co-starring Merryl Streep. If that weren’t enough, she is on the cover of the latest Entertainment Weekly with her old friend, the gorgeous, talented, and perpetually single superstar, George Clooney.
In relaxed and revealing interview, Clooney and Davis sat down with EW for a joint interview, discussing ageism, racism and the movies that they’ve starred in together.
“Only one black actress in history has been back [at the Oscars] more than once, and that’s Whoopi Goldberg,” Davis told Entertainment Weekly. “But that’s only because there aren’t a lot of roles out there that are going to bring you back. Say if you have two great roles for an African-American actress in a year — one actress can cover it. So if there’s five really good black actresses out there, and that one actress gets it all, then the other four can sit for the next three years.”
Good luck, Viola!