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.
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.
Hair She Goes! — You just got the buzz from www.DryerBuzz.com — Combing the headlines. Transforming the way we look — at life.