https://soundcloud.com/bafta/viola-davis-a-life-in-pictures (not sure how to embed soundcloud)
22:21 - On auditioning for Doubt: when she had her call back, she thought it was down to her and adriane lenox - who played the role on broadway. Then she gets the audition call sheet and on her day alone there was like 7 other people (including Taraji P henson, Audra Mcdonld) each with 45 minutes slots to screen test and they all did their hair and make up at the same time. And could hear each other's audition and the (faux) positive feedback they were all being given.
- she is not private, people just aren't checking for her in that way.
- she loves Target.
30.44 - story involving a messy family member and some paparazzi target pictures.
33:04 - How to get away with murder was the game changer in her career.
33:47 - The Help! She knew it was a best selling book and she knew it would change her career. She liked the premise. She liked the director and actors and thought it was an important story, but she had a lot of issues with it. While Skeeter said she was going to write a story from the maid's perspective, the story really wasn't from their perspective. There were good aspects to the book, but also things she felt didn't ring true like the maids turning down money, the maids would have a lot of anger towards the white women, but all we saw was shit pie. The reason the maids were not shown as angry is because they (white peeps) wanted to preserve the image of the loving maid.
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