Viola Davis: Being a black woman in Hollywood feels like ‘The Exorcist’December 6, 2018
What is it like to be a woman of color trying to succeed in Hollywood? Viola Davis articulated her struggle with a horrifying bit of imagery while accepting the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast Wednesday.
You know the scene in “The Exorcist” where Linda Blair is tied to the bed, clearly possessed by demons, and has “Help me” written on her stomach?
“That’s how I feel every day in this Hollywood community and in my life in trying to live my authentic life,” Davis said, comparing the movie’s evil to the negative forces she faces daily while mustering the courage to speak out.
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