Viola Davis feels TV lies about women

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Viola Davis says TV lies about women and never shows females of a certain age or size as sexy.

“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women. If you are anywhere above a size two, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table,” Davis told the Women in TV issue of Elle magazine, reports

Actress Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie on “Empire”, added that Hollywood is a tough place for black women.

“It was very important to me that she should not be sassy and neck-rolling and eye-bulging and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature,” Henson said.

Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus believes there are just not enough good roles for women in Hollywood.

“Go to the movies — how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? Not tons of them,” Dreyfus said.

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