Viola Davis

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I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder.
Mar 05 2017
Viola Davis has been quoted 24 times. The one recent article where Viola Davis has been quoted is Viola Davis Admits She Had a Chip on Her Shoulder: ‘I Felt My Voice as an Artist Was Being Stifled’. Most recently, Viola Davis was quoted as having said, “I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder.”.
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You must. And then let your heart do the rest. Myself, my mother, my sisters, my friend Rebecca, my friend from childhood, we all have one thing in common: We are all survivors of sexual assault in some way, shape or form.

I always separate the message from the messenger. I think we've seen extraordinary human beings in the past; everyone from Martin Luther King to Joseph Campbell – I love all of his books, (such as) 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces' – who led very questionable personal lives.

During the course of promoting this movie and having to kind of defend my choices in playing a maid in 1963 Mississippi, in 2011 I've had to find my voice. I've had to find my voice as a woman of colour, an artist.

I think I have a fair amount in common with Skeeter. I wish I had that level of… well, maybe I don't because I think that she begins in a very idealistic way, she's kind of unrealistic in the beginning and the fact that it ends up working out. No, well, you know what, I do have that because I am idealistic.

I have a lot of Aibeleen in me I think. I think quiet dignity is how she's described a lot.

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