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Hair She Goes! Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Address Honor and Controversy of Their Roles in The Help on Road to Oscars | Tavis Smiley Show

Are Our Mindsets Destroying the Black Artist? Watch and Listen as the actresses explain.

In an interview with Tavis Smiley: The Oscar-nominated actresses [Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer] passionately discuss their roles in The Help and have a spirited debate about the ambivalence many people have regarding their roles in the film. (Feb 9 2012)

In the interview Viola Davis asked ” Do I always have to be nobel?” A spirited debate indeed when you consider the ongoing conversation had by audiences and critics with regards to films like The Help and movies by Tyler Perry to the awards won by Denzel Washington and Halle Berry for roles such in Training Day and Monsters Ball respectively.  Watch and listen as Davis and Octavia Spencer take us to a new place of understanding the journey of the artist.

Watch Actresses Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.

Believe it or not, at DryerBuzz.com the Podcast, we had a discussion some time ago about the demands of the audience and roles of black artists.  Wanna hear it – well here it goes: Life Impacting Art Part Two – Flipping the Script on the Audience and Hollywood to be more universal – Can we all be in films. In the podcast Iron E Singleton of the Walking Dead joined us to speak on the roles of Black male artists.

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2 thoughts on “Hair She Goes! Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Address Honor and Controversy of Their Roles in The Help on Road to Oscars | Tavis Smiley Show

  1. […] or fashion not to rock the boat when women began to rise up about the movie The Help.  In fact she told Tavis Smiley “our mindsets are destroying black artists.” Is my mindset destroying these black models because I want them to be able to make eye contact […]

  2. […] or fashion not to rock the boat when women began to rise up about the movie The Help.  In fact she told Tavis Smiley “our mindsets are destroying black artists.” Is my mindset destroying these black models because I want them to be able to make eye contact […]

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