Viola Davis says the director called her by the housekeeper’s first name: “These micro-aggressions happen all the time.”

Thursday, during the event”a woman in Motion” which took place at the Cannes Film Festival, actress Viola Davis spoke about a racist experience she had with a director. The The Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winner has revealed that an unnamed director — a friend of nearly a decade — snuck in and called her by the name of his housekeeper. he is call Louise – And I found out it was because her housekeeper was called Louisestar saidHow do to Gets Away With killing“.

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Viola Davis explained that this was not an isolated incident, but rather a worrying one that has occurred on several occasions.I’ve known him for 10 years (…) yI was probably in my 30s at the time, so that was a long time ago – but what you have to understand is that these microaggressions happen all the time..

The star – who received an Academy Award nomination for his role as Maid in The helpAs of 2011, a role Davis said he regretted taking on it—and has also spoken about the role skin color usually has on projects he’s not offered.Much of it depends on race. It really isShe said.

Let’s be honest. If I had the same features and were five shades lighter, it would be a little differentViola Davis explained. “And if I had blonde hair, blue eyes, and even a wide nose, it would be a little different than it is now.”

A 56-year-old woman has to follow:can talk about coloring. We can talk about race. It pissed me off, and broke my heart – on a number of projects, which I won’t mention.

Who embodies a lawyer? I’m not Keating in the series”How do to Gets Away With killingby Shonda rhymes And the Emmy winner “hopes” the role opened doors for actresses of color.me You don’t see many black women in leadership roles on TV, not even on streaming services.

This joins the ideologyspirit And mental, that is the abstract talk. Why not hire a dark-skinned woman when she walks into the room and says she’s blowing your mind?‘, I was astonished.Create a space and narrative for it, so that it does not flourish when it thrives despite its conditions, but thrives because of its conditions.

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