Variety Actors interviewers are always golden, but the group effort to prepare the magazine was everything I never knew I needed. Even though you think age and race may not have much in common at first glance, both appeared to have about one thing they have in common: changing the world of film a few times by doing nothing, all by running and taking the hard work.
Both remember being told that starring in films (Viola as Blackwoman and Lawrence as a female action lead) would mean it would bomb the box office. Many years later, with their successes in life being influenced by the global stage, their credits speak for themselves.
I’m glad that whenever I see a movie come out that blows through each one of those beliefs, and proves that it is just a lie to exclude certain people from the movies, said Lawrence. To keep certain people in the same position that they’ve always been in.
It is also interesting to read that despite her being a lot of peoples favorite actors and starring in hit after hit, Davis still doesn’t feel like home.
I have to say that this business is probably the biggest offenders that do not know my love of the work. Because I don’t feel like being a regular.
In their own way, both actors changed the game. Lawrence put a distinctly human element to work, as well as her time working as a press and becoming glam on red carpets. But Davis performances never fail to prove that Black actors deserve the spotlight in emotional, serious roles. While the two giants of acting are capable of capturing them, their entire interview is heartwarming to see if they are all akin to the other.
The interview is all worth a read. To be honest, consider that I want to become best friends with them.
(Hello: Alexi Lubomirski in Variety).