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Viola Davis Says She Regrets Role in 'The Help' - Find Out Why

Viola Davis has made the reveal that she regrets her Oscar nominated work in The Help.

“Have I ever done roles that I’ve regretted? I have, and The Help is on that list,” Viola told the New York Times.

Viola was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the movie in 2012. Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain were also nominated, and Octavia ended up winning the Supporting Actress Academy Award.

Viola explained, “I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard. I know Aibileen [the role played by Davis]. I know Minny [the role played by Spencer]. They’re my grandma. They’re my mom. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it. I never heard that in the course of the movie.”

“The friendships that I formed are ones that I’m going to have for the rest of my life,” Viola added. “I had a great experience with these other actresses, who are extraordinary human beings. And I could not ask for a better collaborator than [director] Tate Taylor.”

Viola Davis & 'Widows' Cast Attends Press Conference at TIFF

Viola Davis joins the cast of her movie Widows at a press conference during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (September 9) in Toronto, Canada.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Farrell, Daniel Kaluuya, Brian Tyree Henry, Robert Duvall, director Steve McQueen, and screenwriter Gillian Flynn.

The stars all walked the red carpet the night before for the TIFF premiere.

Widows hits theaters on November 16.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Jason Wu outfit. Elizabeth is wearing a Prabal Gurung dress. Gillian is wearing a J.Crew dress.

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Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, & Elizabeth Debicki Premiere 'Widows' at TIFF!

The cast of Widows attend the premiere for their film during 2018 Toronto International Film Festival!

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki were all seen walking the red carpet at the premiere, held at Roy Thomson Hall on Saturday evening (September 8) in Toronto, Canada.

Also in attendance at the premiere were co-stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, and Brian Tyree Henry. Viola‘s husband Julius Tennon was also in attendance to show his support!

Earlier in the day, the cast hit up the IMDb studio at TIFF to discuss the movie.

In addition, Cynthia was seen at the HFPA and InStyle party later that night.

FYI: Elizabeth is wearing Giorgio Armani Privé with Birks jewelry. Michelle is wearing a Guy Laroche suit. Cynthia is wearing a Thom Browne dress at the premiere. She is wearing Altuzarra at the studio. Brian is wearing Perry Ellis.

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Viola Davis Talks About the Economic Injustice for Women of Color in Hollywood

Viola Davis is on the cover of Variety‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the award-winning actress and star of the film Widows had to share with the mag…

On her character in Widows: “People try to be too nice with women. They keep them pretty. They keep them likable. They cater to male fantasies. They cater to the male gaze. This film didn’t do that.”

On the value of “worth”: “People in general are always hustling for our worth,” she says. “People in positions of power are always telling you that you’re less than or you’re unworthy. I’m a Christian. I reject that. We’re born worthy. You need to take [unworthiness] off the table.”

On pay disparity: “There are no percentages to show the difference,” says Davis. “It’s vast. Hispanic women, Asian women, black women, we don’t get paid what Caucasian women get paid. We just don’t. … We have the talent. It’s the opportunity that we’re lacking.”

For more from Viola, visit Variety.com.

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Viola Davis' 'Widows' Trailer Features All-Star Cast - Watch Now!

The first trailer for Widows is here and we’re loving this cast!

Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

The film also stars Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Robert Duvall, Daniel Kaluuya, Lukas Haas, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, and Brian Tyree Henry.

The film, directed by Steve McQueen and written by Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn, will hit theaters on November 16.

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