Elle’s November issue highlighted various on screen, female icons including Aniston, Naomi Watts and Viola Davis.
Viola Davis : “I didn’t get my SAG card until I was 30. But that’s how it works. You keep putting your work out there, and at some point, if you’re fortunate, if you’re lucky, if you’re blessed, it morphs into something. One role has led to another until I’ve emerged as this. This!”
When asked whether the quality of parts offered to her changed after her Oscar nomination she stated;
“If I’m honest, I would say no. The money changed. The visibility changed. The quality of the roles? No. I’ve been blessed to have been cast in some imaginative roles, but there’s generally a lack of opportunity for women of color in Hollywood.”
There’s a lot more work to be done in Hollywood.
For Jennifer’s interview when she was asked about her pregnancy rumors she appeared expressive yet private as she responded;
“But it’s not what you read. There’s no desperation. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m at peace with whatever the plan is. But will you hate me if I say I don’t want to talk about my relationship?”
When asked regarding an instance when she stood up to a male director she stated;
“I threw a chair at a director. It wasn’t my proudest moment. He was treating a script supervisor horribly… When the director walked in, I threw a chair at him. I missed, of course. I was like, ‘You can’t speak to people like that.’ I can’t tolerate it.”
Wow Jennifer! Didn’t know you had it in you.