“If there has been any backlash, it’s that all people want to feel included in a speech,” the 50-year-old How to Get Away With Murder star told The New York Times. “I know there has been some backlash with an actress who didn’t feel she was included.”
When asked if she was referring to Nancy Lee, Viola said, “Yes. I don’t know that I want to say more about that.”
Nancy Lee originally wrote, “Try being any woman in TV. Wish she’d brought every woman in the picture. I wish I’d opportunity to play roles she has gets…Harriet Tubman not equivalent to great roles Viola Davis hired 2play. She’s made millions. It is unfair comparison.”
She has since apologized and deleted the tweets.