Viola Davis for L’Officiel USA Magazine

Posted on December 03, 2018

Viola Davis covers the December 2018 issue of L’Officiel USA magazine photographed by Danielle Levitt and styled by Elizabeth Stewart.



On wanting to be considered for the same roles as white actresses: “I feel like our production company is the poster child of what it means to be inclusive with narrative in this business,” Davis tells the publication. “It is not just my hope for myself [to be cast in roles not specifically written for a Black woman]; it’s my hope for every person of color, and I don’t just mean Black — I mean Hispanic, I mean Asian. I mean for any person of color to be seen as not myopic.”

“If we are committed to inclusion, then that same role that you’re thinking for Sandra Bullock, or for Nicole Kidman, or for Saoirse Ronan, or for Anne Hathaway, can be thought of for Michelle Yeoh, or for myself, or for Taraji P. Henson, or for Catalina Sandino Moreno,” she stresses. “That is my hope for the business: I don’t always have to be in a Civil Rights movie. I don’t always have to make a statement. I don’t always have to save the world. Sometimes I just want to be a woman in a story.”


Style Credits:
Cover: Max Mara Ensemble | Tiffany & Co. Earrings
2nd Image: Galvan London Dress | Effy Earrings | Viola’s Own Ring | Casadei Shoes
3rd Image: Max Mara Ensemble | Tiffany & Co. Earrings

[Photo Credit: L’Officiel USA Magazine]

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