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Viola Davis, the woman who had no problem playing “the help” feels that the word “dignity” is overused when it comes to black actresses.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Davis made it clear that she’s sick of hearing adjectives like this one used to describe black actresses:
“I love and hate the word "dignity,” she said. “I feel it's overused for black actresses, as with "sassy" and "soulful." I can go on. The same adjectives are pulled out of a magic box.”
She then went on to say that some of her less-glamorous roles have been her favorite.
“One of my favorite roles I ever played was a serial killer,” she said. “Which didn't get a good response, either. It was for television, Law & Order. I appreciated killing a whole family with a baseball bat. You know, sometimes one person's junk is another person's treasure.”