The Hollywood Reporter Presents: The Actresses Roundtable
The Actresses: Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey, Octavia Spencer, Amy Adams, Julia Roberts and Lupita Nyong’o
VIOLA DAVIS & OCTAVIA SPENCER’S DEBATE WITH TAVIS SMILEY (MUST SEE)
The must see discussion included Viola Davis saying the following to Smiley:
"That very mindset that you have and that a lot of African-Americans have is absolutely destroying the black artist. The black artist cannot live in a place—in a revisionist place—a black artist can only tell the truth about humanity and humanity is messy, people are messy.”
Are black artists being limited by the public perceptions of what roles they should or not take?