I added pictures of Viola arriving at yesterday’s Variety’s Power of Women Event. She wore a beautiful pink gown by Pamella Roland.
Variety released some clips from an interview with Viola on the red carpet of yesterday’s Power of Women New York event.
On the red carpet for Variety‘s Power of Women New York event Friday, Viola Davis shared her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, its implications, and the lasting effects of sexual assault.
“I think the conversation now is people really feel like the impact is just a woman loses her career — it’s way deeper than that,” Davis said. “You lose your life in that moment.”
Davis acknowledged the progress #MeToo has made in terms of giving women voices, but she expanded on how discussions surrounding the movement could be more productive beyond sexual assault’s effects on women’s job prospects.
“The conversation that people need to have is what sexual assault does to that individual,” Davis said. “The moment that sexual assault happens and the trauma happens, how it spirals into side effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide, drug addiction, rage issues, body dismorphic issues.”
The actress also clarified and elaborated on an earlier comment she made at the Women in the World salon on Feb. 13, in which she called to action those who say she is as one-of-a-kind as Meryl Streep. “If there is no like me, pay me what I’m worth,” Davis said at the event.
At Power of Women, Davis spoke about the intersectional implications of the comment: “What I mean by that is black women are paid significantly less than Caucasian women, and Hispanic women are also paid significantly less.”
She expressed her desire to be seen as a woman, too, pointing out the similarities between women’s struggle to be paid the same as men and the barriers facing women of color who want to be paid the same as white women.
“If white women make half as much as white men, we make not even a quarter of what white women get. And then we don’t have the same opportunities to get paid more,” Davis said. “What I’ve invested in my career is exactly the same. And so if you see me the same, then pay me the same, which is what women are saying about men.”
To watch the interview clips visit Variety’s page.
Recently there has been a rumor about a break in at Viola’s house. Viola & Julius talk about it with Extra TV
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway caught up with Viola Davis and husband Julius Tennon at Variety’s Power of Women: New York event, where they opened up about a terrifying face-off with burglars earlier this month. Watch!
Women in the World released this video of Viola’s discussion from yesterday!
Viola Davis talks about a life journey that’s taken her from the depths of privation to the heights of Hollywood, overcoming discrimination against her race, gender and poverty all the way.
Viola participated in the Women in the World Summit yesterday in New York City at the Lincoln Center. Viola’s discussion was with MSNBC host and author Joy-Ann Reid and together they discussed a wide range of topics including the changes happening in the world, the Me Too Movement, and being an actor.
“Women are much more aggressive out there in terms of getting what they want,” she said. “I see women wanting to be the change that they want to see.”
The Associated Press released a slightly more complete part of Viola’s discussion at Women in the World Summit yesterday.
At the Women in the World Summit in New York, Viola Davis discusses the visible effect of Time’s Up in Hollywood and how concerned she is about the real-life impact of sexual assault on women.
ABC will screen the first episode of documentary series “The Last Defense,” from executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions, at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on FRIDAY, APRIL 27. The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of multiple DEATH ROW cases. This first hour of a three-hour- arc takes a look at the case of Julius Jones, a star college athlete convicted of shooting a father of two at point-blank range as his attorneys race against the clock to get him a new trial before his execution date is set.
Previously announced in June 2017, “The Last Defense” will look at cases from all angles
returning to the scene of the crime, re-interview witnesses and delve BEYOND the details of the crime and court proceedings to take a deep look into the personal stories of the subjects, seeking to trace the path that led them to their place on Death Row. With incisive, compelling storytelling, “The Last Defense” gives voice to those who can no longer be heard. “The Last Defense” executive produced by Viola Davis and Julius Tennon for JuVee Productions, Christine Connor and Lee Beckett for XCON Productions, Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring for Lincoln Square Productions to air on the ABC Television Network.