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Will People of Color Win All Four Acting Oscars This Year?

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

Will People of Color Win All Four Acting Oscars This Year?

"There's a good chance history might be made at this year's Oscars what the number is not that different than when the economy awards maybe the breeding ground for pioneers this year no mac land rector Chloe's out was one of two women who are nominated for Best Director she is considered the front runner and if she wins she will be only the second woman ever to win the award and the first woman of color the other female nominee for Best Director is emerald fennel for promising young woman and a record nine of the twenty acting nominees are non white and should viola Davis Chadwick Boseman yeah John and Daniel Kaluuya all women as they did at the Screen Actors Guild awards it will be the first time people of color have swept the acting awards at the Oscars I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

04:05 min | Last month

"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"Then when i came out on the stage the man screaming and sweating and saying oh wow look they were there an an w-we went to each and every one of those audience members and she explained the costumes the material that they were made from You know the time period. What was going on. And so by the time those actors came into the tent. They had stepped into the scene. Honestly because here's the thing oprah. There is a resistance to specificity. When it comes to black artists there is sort of either general notion of who we were or we exist in metaphor. But there's no exploring the absolute specificity of how they bought the tickets of what they were eating when they were sitting in that theatre where they were coming from how each of their hair what they were wearing how they would've thought about what they were gonna wear getting that hair done to show up for that performance absolutely and then to actually be there and to have people believe that i was who i was. Wow i can't say more than that. It's it's sort of was like nirvana and i'm a shy woman in general. I'm really introverted. So that was a lot to me to stand up in front of people and flirt with men in the audience. A lot for me. That's not me. I love the l. A. times review where they wrote resplendent in bold spang legaue nhs and she inform padding rubber. Her ma rainey is both a stellar performer and a mesmerizing object of contemplation. How much the costuming and the gold teeth. Also help you. What would help me believe that i was her. That's how it helped me. It helped me believe that. I wasn't by ola anymore. But i could soda disappear that i sort of you know as an actor you have to be an observer a thief right yeah you have to observe life in order to morph into it and the fact that i did not want to cover up my breasts as mob because i know that the women i knew who grew up you know and their breasts were hanging out. They just let him hang out. I never knew people who cover them. I didn't know those women. I actually didn't even know the people who even always mop their sweat after a while they mopped whatever and then they just let it drip. So did you do all of your own vocals for this phil. i didn't. I did some of them. I really did you know in hindsight. I wish i had more time. Because i would have done the vocals. I had very little time. Because i was. You know how to get away with murder you doing this at the same time. I'll know when. I you got the role then. I had just a couple of months to prepare. But i was still juggling how to get away with murder. It was the final season. Was the final episode. Yes it was a lot of juggling when you finished that last day and were in the process of beginning to let her go. I don't know how that shows up for you. Do you let her go on the day of the last shah. Yeah but when you had finished did you know you had served her. Well that you had brought her spirit alive in a way that people could receive it and know who she was in a way that we didn't before your performance. Did you understand that. Viola davis well oprah winfrey than i served the character. Well i will say this. I had one of the best experiences of my life..

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"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

02:59 min | Last month

"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"Her to the prestigious juilliard school of performing arts. She then spent years. Mastering her craft on television rodway or the big screen. Viola has become one of the most acclaimed actors of our time. Earning an emmy to tony's and an oscar commanding performances in fences doubt and how to get away with murder to name just a few have built her legacy after we taped. Our interview received an oscar nomination for best actress. Burma rainy first. Black woman in history to be nominated for four academy awards after. Tell you a quick story. When i was watching arrays on broadway years ago during intermission. Someone said oh isn't venetia shod marvelous and i said is she in this play. I saw that same production. Yeah so i must tell you. I felt that same way about you. Watching this film. I was watching with two of my daughter girl from south africa and that opening scene that is you know so boisterous and vivacious and i said who who is. Who is that one of the girls said you know who that is. I don't know who that is. Who is that. And they said oprah. It's you i went. Oh yeah i can see her in there now that you mention it but i'm telling you you were so immersed you were unrecognisable. Was that your goal. thank you well. That really is always my goal but this character is probably further away from me in terms of just the look in terms of everything about it so that is a goal you know you have to become another human being is what you have to become. Yes but you know. It's like that opening scene that opening shot. It took some time to make the decision in terms of the makeup and in terms of the look at took a leap of faith on my part. Because i did not want to make up to look pretty. I didn't One of the reasons why didn't is see the thing about our profession is an acting. You have to study life. it's gotta be about life and you know me and you know that life is messy right right and when studying marini people who knew her said that are makeup under the lights looked like it was melting looked like melting greasing. And then i thought. I thought about the fact that before this. She did coon face shows with her husband. Par rainy.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

02:56 min | Last month

"viola davis" Discussed on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations

"Now. Viola oprah so good the so good to see to just let me offer my deepest congratulations on your golden globe and your sag award nominations for ma. Rainey's black bottling you thank you very much. The.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

07:43 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Joining us is e alex cheung features writer for new york mag and vulture. Welcome alex i. It's great to have you here to talk about viola. I'm so excited to hear your picks but first a little bit of background viola. When she won her first oscar for best supporting actress for fences and twenty seventeen. She became the first black person to win the so so-called triple crown of acting a competitive advantage emmy and tony award because of this in how omnipresent she's been over the last decade including her turn in the blockbuster period piece the help and as the shady complicated lawyer least keating in the long running series how to get away with murder. It might be easy to forget that. She has more than paid her dues to get where she's at. Now she graduated from juilliard in nineteen ninety-three and bounce between theater and screen throughout the rest of that decade by the early offs. She'd become a reliable supporting actor. Popping up in steven soderbergh movies like solaris and playing rations on the mom rule or the urban professional. She spoken candidly about how being dark skinned. Black woman has impacted her career like in this interview. She did with tina brown in twenty eighteen. I have a career that's probably comparable to meryl streep julianne moore. Let's sigourney weaver. They all came out of jail. They came out of juilliard. They came on nyu. They had the same path as me and yet i am nowhere near them. Not as far as money not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to it. But even when she's taken on roles one might consider to be less than worthy of her talents. She's always done the work. And that's what we're going to discuss in this episode as we examined three key performances from her career. These aren't all necessarily her biggest or most well known characters but they're essential to understanding what makes her such a force onscreen so before we dig into these three specific performances. I love to get your takes. Just initial thoughts on by as a whole glenn. Why don't we start with you. Well the word. I keep coming back to is intelligence. And it's a very specific species of intelligence. It's grounded Slightly world-weary intelligence that comes out of self awareness and self knowledge now. Look she's a great actor. I'm sure she could play someone really silly or flighty or self deluded. But that's not what you go. Viola davis for Whoever she's playing sees the world around her as it is iranian a perfect example of that. And that'll add layers to any performance but on a show like how to get away with murder which makes her do and say some very over the top ridiculous things. None of that show works. If you don't have viola davis planted there with both feet grounding that show and that's how a line like why is he a penis on it. Did girls phone is a great line woodland no matter who said it when she says it. It's iconic that is a classic line. I'm so glad you got that. And i completely agree glenn alex out you especially that line as another line that we'll talk about in widows. There are certain lines that it feels like only she can say and she can pull it off because she has obviously a lot of words at are thrown around the gravitas or the pool to make you pay attention to give something and under girding of seriousness to however ridiculous or operatic robot the actual proceedings may be. What's been interesting to see for me. Has been the ways in which her role choices as of late have been in some ways coinciding with a public persona as well around trying to take power and trying to make space for herself in hollywood that has historically dismissed her and i think that that has been kind of like interesting tension both in terms of what she's taking And then how those roles play out against the backdrop of the industry. Yeah i think that's a great point and it's a great segue into the first choice that we have here which is mine and it is far from heaven now. You might have forgotten that she was in this movie She has a very small role If you haven't been in a while or you don't remember that well. It is the todd haynes film from two thousand and two it is Basically in a mogae very very explicit. Oh my gosh to the douglas. Sirk melodramas of the nineteen fifties specifically imitation of life. and all that heaven allows and stars. Julianne moore and dennis quaid as a nineteen fifty suburban couple with a lot of secrets between them and viola. Davis plays sybil their housekeeper. Now this is a very very small role. It's a role that i think. If you're not really paying attention to its it can easily pass she by. You can cast it off as a very insignificant moment in viola davis career. But i think having watched it and watching it very closely. There's a lot that she does. That is so subtle and small and takes this. What could have been stereotypical role of the made in the two thousands of all places and really adds gravitas. As you mentioned. alex. I think is part of what is so interesting about it. We also know that simple is always privy to. What's going on because she's always there. She's taking care of their children. Most of this is done not by dialogue. But by the way in which davis you know cast a glance exchanges glances with other black characters in the film and i think it really works well in this a to the douglas sirk phones because so much of it is subtext. And then at some point it becomes taxed by the end of this film. A pivotal moment. Where davis davis's character tells julianne moore something that she knew and i think it's just a really smart performance and there's a moment towards the end. Where after the julia more character and The dentist character have to force or are getting a divorce where they have this exchange between each other and let's take a little listen to this clip civil. You'll need to do that. I know it's friday but there's so much to be done now. I can hardly expect to be polishing tables reason not to keep things no reason at all. Don't forget the grocery lists thank you on her side. So if you hear that part julianne moore says. I don't know how on earth ever managed and she likes stops herself halfway because she catches a glance of viola davis. And it's like well. I know how you manage. Because i've been here the whole time lady like i'm doing all the work and so i really love just the way in which even with a small role she gives all of this emotion and thoughts and make sure the main character is smarter than the white characters around her think she is and it's kind of a nice also precursor role in the help a few years later which you couldn't pay me to re watch that movie. There are a lot of like undertones from that And there's like a line between that and the help in which i actually think that her character is treated with a little bit more dignity here than she is in the help Glenn and alex. I don't know how recently you've rewatch the film. But how do you feel about her role in this movie. Will you pick that because yes it's a small part but it underscores it kinda breaks. Open that film a weird way because of course it is as you say no majd. Douglas sirk melodrama and is a very stylized kind of acting that he kind of has people go into and uses. The measles saw uses the lighting of the costumes of that. The very specific genre and has viola davis undercut that by acting more naturalistic than melodrama typically.

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Viola Davis, One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time

Pop Culture Happy Hour

01:22 min | 2 months ago

Viola Davis, One of the Greatest Actors of Our Time

"Welcome alex i. It's great to have you here to talk about viola. I'm so excited to hear your picks but first a little bit of background viola. When she won her first oscar for best supporting actress for fences and twenty seventeen. She became the first black person to win the so so-called triple crown of acting a competitive advantage emmy and tony award because of this in how omnipresent she's been over the last decade including her turn in the blockbuster period piece the help and as the shady complicated lawyer least keating in the long running series how to get away with murder. It might be easy to forget that. She has more than paid her dues to get where she's at. Now she graduated from juilliard in nineteen ninety-three and bounce between theater and screen throughout the rest of that decade by the early offs. She'd become a reliable supporting actor. Popping up in steven soderbergh movies like solaris and playing rations on the mom rule or the urban professional. She spoken candidly about how being dark skinned. Black woman has impacted her career like in this interview. She did with tina brown in twenty eighteen. I have a career that's probably comparable to meryl streep julianne moore. Let's sigourney weaver. They all came out of jail. They came out of juilliard. They came on nyu. They had the same path as me and yet i am nowhere near them. Not as far as money not as far as job opportunities. Nowhere close to

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Actors of Color Sweep Sag Awards for the First Time

NPR News Now

00:55 sec | 2 months ago

Actors of Color Sweep Sag Awards for the First Time

"The screen actors guild has announced the winners of its sag awards. Npr's bob mondello reports. They could possibly up an oscar calculations for the first time at the sag awards performers of color one in all four acting categories viola davis and the late chadwick. Boseman won best actress and best actor as blues musicians in marinas black bottom daniel polluters fire return as activist. Fred hampton took best supporting actor in judas and the black messiah and as minorities feisty korean grandmother us young yoon won best supporting actress because the screen actors guild represents so many voters at the academy awards. The sags are often regarded as predictors of oscar success last year. The guild awarded best acting ensemble parasite beginning that films march to a best picture. Win at the oscars. This year's award for acting on samba went to trial of the chicago. Seven

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Black Actors Sweep the Sag Awards

AP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 2 months ago

Black Actors Sweep the Sag Awards

"Actors Guild Awards are historic this year, says Our Oscar Wells. Gabriel got my time Come. History was made at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year for the first time ever. Actors of color swept the individual awards in the movie category. For best male actor. It was Chadwick Boseman winning costume asleep for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom costar Viola Davis won for best female actor, Best supporting actor goes to Daniel Cholula for Judas and the Black Messiah, while best female Supporting actor went to young Young Eun for Minori. The award for best ensemble cast goes to Aaron Sorkin's 19 sixties courtroom drama. The trial of the Chicago Seven A Moscow Wells gave Rio

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'The Trial of the Chicago 7' takes top prize at SAG Awards

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00:23 sec | 2 months ago

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' takes top prize at SAG Awards

"The movie the trial of the chicago. Seven took home the top prize. At last night's screen actors guild awards the courtroom drama one outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture separately actors of color won the top individual awards at sag for the first time. The late chadwick. Boseman was honored with the best actor award. While viola davis won the top actress prize. They're both awarded for their performances in the movie marines. Black bottom

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"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

01:43 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

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"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

04:32 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

"St- altered your life. My dad died was a big one. That's a hard one. Because i was there. I wish i were more brave during that time. In what way it was. After he died that i went on the hospice page and they had a whole section. That talked about how to help. Someone die that they will have dementia and they will see people that have passed before then they would literally call up their names and you have to validate them. You can't just say it's delusional because what that is is once again. It's the word permission. They're asking for permission to cross over. I didn't wanna look at that. They just want you to hold their hand. I didn't wanna look at that. They just want them lips disdain. Moist wanna know that no one tells you about death. No one talks about it still to literally see a parent take their last breath and a half the sit there and go daddy. It's okay to go. And then at his funeral. I remember when we close the casket in my nieces and nephews had all these pitchers put an cast it with them as beautiful and i looked in the casket in didn't have any shoes on and i was pissed. I was like we paid you all this money up in my brain because i was about to custom out and you didn't put any shoes on. My dad looks great. We didn't put shoes and the next stop was. He didn't need shoes. That encapsulates life does. Okay what anyone it does after he died. You're not thinking about how pissed you all you're not thinking about. He was an alcoholic. You just thinking about the fact. That i loved him. He was my father and he's gone and then you're thinking about forgiveness. You're thinking about mercy. You think about all those things that nobody teaches you about in life. There's no other way to measure life. Wills life down to absolutely the essentials of really what makes life and what makes joy. I would say that would be it it. It leveled me defined after these big moments in your life you can take them with you into the evolution of who you are oft them. Are you aware of practicing those things. That you've observed i do but then i had to move through life and someone comes along and knocks my ass down now i now i mean it's a war of attrition learned at the time yeah absolutely. It's it's difficult. But i do and i'll tell you when i do people notice when i came back from africa. Everyone notice the shift. So i know i bring it back. But then i got to navigate through life. Yeah you know what my daddy used to say. He said i don't know why. Keep aiming for one hundred percent of everything he said. This is the biggest misnomer we should be aiming for like fifty eight percent sixty if that's let that be one hundred percent because it's never. You're always going to be disappointed. You never gonna get it right. And he was like. It isn't have lowest standards. It's just appreciate that. That is a set percentage of life that is mostly circumstance or locker. Whatever you wanna call it. This is not going to go away. And in order to not be buffeted by that constantly sort of hold true to the smaller amount that you are sure of all. Yeah i saw how and where it began. It is a rare privilege talking to you it. It really is I feel like i learn something. Every time i hear you interviewed but even more so when i was she work and like as an actor. That's amazing it's right back at your mother. I appreciate you. And i appreciate your time honesty all my love and thanks a love back to you. Please watch vyas extraordinary performance and more rains black bottom but also go back and find that scene in the movie doubt what she meryl streep go head to head by the basketball cool. It is an acting moustakas..

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"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

06:31 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

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"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

07:27 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

"Humbling being around people. You know very well but admire greatly. I am thrilled. I get to talk to viola today. It's really hard being an actor and interviewing you. Because all i really wanted to be doing. It's like sitting in an empty theater asking you questions. And then getting to guns of de scenes walk you move your your most recent beautiful lorraine is black bottom twice now and i don't know where to start i don't know about you and i don't know where to start about chadwick boseman and that's not even talking about the supporting character who a role in their own movies. That are exclusive. I'm telling you. I'm gonna get my baseball bat and all common stars swinging around if you good either way to t- because you don plenty of that i'm going to stick to these questions first question. What relationship real or fictionalized defines love or mercy. Oh i know shadowlands. Fat film is about redemption. And the idea that love is not the absence of pain and with with so conditioned to believe that that. It's supposed to be the absence of pain that it's meant to be joy and happiness in this. It redeems. love redeems does reading. And it's not based in mystery a friend of mine at her wedding. She said something absolutely beautiful with her vows. She told her then she said i promise to love you exactly as god made you and i think that that's i mean i watch my mom. Sit by my dad's day bid when he was dying pancreatic cancer and he would he would just scream her name every two seconds may- alice malice balas and she would say dad. I'm right here. It say oh oh and then shoot. Hold him and for me that that's it. I've been with my husband twenty one years and all those things that probably are not in the sexy romantic comedies. All the things that i value someone who's gonna be there when you sake someone who literally yunos good. Hold your hand when you're going someone who like i said just simply loves you. I mean my mom and dad together for forty eight years and at the end of his life. It became her telling him to go. There is something for me in terms of the kind of love. I have now from my husband. It's not about hence sealer and tight ebbs and you deserve what question which you must like onset. Oh man i'll tell you that right now. Why are we so cruel to each other. I please answer that question to me. Why are we so dishes if you would ask anyone. What's the most vicious animal in the world. I mean they probably swift say the black mamba over you know a female lion an adult the two legged variety the depths to which we are cruel. And here's the thing. The thing that is really really really interesting is were cruel and we know how hard life is we know the road and even after knowing the road we go back and the level of judgment how we saw the don't protect each other how we think of killing someone will make us feel better. I mean i don't know. There's no measure of cruelty men towards women black towards white. And i think there's a human answer to genuinely the closest i ever came to understanding at. Was this extraordinary. Geneticist called michael winston. Who was of the team who isolated the gene initially and we were saying backstage going on a english talk show. It was years ago. The iraq war was happening And i was talking about just the share loss of innocent life and he said he's a christian a devout christian and he has also you know this extraordinary scientists and he said. I've always felt the nexus of my spirituality and science comes in truly understanding that you in the universe and scientifically you literally cannot have one without the other each thing has its counterpart nine day good and evil and he said however simplistic it sounds. It is part of this this order. We experience it so harshly. We also experienced joy so profoundly as human beings but our cruelty to each other. I don't. I don't think we understand it or measure in human terms. Because i think it's it's an energetic. Its energy that was set in motion by god source energy. Whatever you want to and and so it is and so. They're always to to everything i mean. That's the only way i could ever. That was the closest. I got my head to get around it. Being a theater geek. I remember the one thing. I was taught that stayed in my head was the divine right of kings. The hierarchy to which people feel like they're born and the whole idea is to be in a position in in terms of status as high as possible. Because then the only one you're answering to is god. You're basically dancing with god and everyone else's beneath you when men make sense of their own existence there is something about status. I always say the bumper sticker in the eighties. It was on the back of everyone's car that said he who dies with the most toys wins. The ego is that what is is it is ego. it's. I don't know who i am unless i have my foot on someone else's neck status is your social standing above another person to gives you meaning and value. It's a powerful. It's a caste system. But i agree with you. I think it defies understanding. I always say. I wonder what the caveman thought. That caveman who didn't have a computer couldn't speak didn't have any clothes he's standing there. He's looking at the ocean. He's looking at the sky. what is he thinking. How is he making food stamps or where. He's or. how can run away from the tailgate. That's.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

02:09 min | 2 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

"It's really hard being an actor and interviewing you. Because all i really wanted to be doing. It's like sitting in an empty theater asking you questions. And then getting to guns of de scenes walk you move your your most recent beautiful lorraine is black bottom twice now and i don't know where to start i don't know about you and i don't know where to start about chadwick boseman and that's not even talking about the supporting character who a role in their own movies. That are exclusive. I'm telling you. I'm gonna get my baseball bat and all common stars swinging around if you good either way to t- because you don plenty of that i'm going to stick to these questions first question. What relationship real or fictionalized defines love or mercy. Oh i know shadowlands. Fat film is about redemption. And the idea that love is not the absence of pain and with with so conditioned to believe that that. It's supposed to be the absence of pain that it's meant to be joy and happiness in this. It redeems. love redeems does reading. And it's not based in mystery a friend of mine at her wedding. She said something absolutely beautiful with her vows. She told her then she said i promise to love you exactly as god made you and i think that that's i mean i watch my mom. Sit by my dad's day bid when he was dying pancreatic cancer and he would he would just scream her name every two seconds may- alice malice balas and she would say dad. I'm right here. It say oh oh and then shoot. Hold him and for me that that's it.

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A Conversation With Award Winning Actress, Viola Davis

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver?

02:10 min | 2 months ago

A Conversation With Award Winning Actress, Viola Davis

"It's really hard being an actor and interviewing you. Because all i really wanted to be doing. It's like sitting in an empty theater asking you questions. And then getting to guns of de scenes walk you move your your most recent beautiful lorraine is black bottom twice now and i don't know where to start i don't know about you and i don't know where to start about chadwick boseman and that's not even talking about the supporting character who a role in their own movies. That are exclusive. I'm telling you. I'm gonna get my baseball bat and all common stars swinging around if you good either way to t- because you don plenty of that i'm going to stick to these questions first question. What relationship real or fictionalized defines love or mercy. Oh i know shadowlands. Fat film is about redemption. And the idea that love is not the absence of pain and with with so conditioned to believe that that. It's supposed to be the absence of pain that it's meant to be joy and happiness in this. It redeems. love redeems does reading. And it's not based in mystery a friend of mine at her wedding. She said something absolutely beautiful with her vows. She told her then she said i promise to love you exactly as god made you and i think that that's i mean i watch my mom. Sit by my dad's day bid when he was dying pancreatic cancer and he would he would just scream her name every two seconds may- alice malice balas and she would say dad. I'm right here. It say oh oh and then shoot. Hold him and for me that that's it.

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Chadwick Boseman earns posthumous best actor Oscar nomination

AP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

Chadwick Boseman earns posthumous best actor Oscar nomination

"Starring opposite Viola Davis and Ma Rainey's Black bottom. Bozeman competes in the best actor category with Riz Ahmed for sound of metal Anthony Hopkins in the Father, Gary Oldman in Bank and Steven Young for Minori. This actress nominees are Carrie Mulligan for promising young woman, Frances McDormand for Nomad land by all the Davis Iban Rainey's black bottom, but Kirby for pieces of a woman and Andra Day in the United States vs Billie Holiday. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel. The nominees for Best picture are the Father, Judas and the Black

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2021 Oscar nominations spotlight "Mank," Chadwick Boseman

Rush Limbaugh

00:41 sec | 3 months ago

2021 Oscar nominations spotlight "Mank," Chadwick Boseman

"News Oscar nominees Air Out the 2021 Academy Award nominees are announced for best picture. The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah. Manc Minori Nomad Land, promising Young Woman Sound of Metal and the Trial of the Chicago Seven Manc lead with 10 total nominations. The late actor Chadwick Boseman being recognized with the best actor nomination for his work in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Other nominees in that category include Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Young. Best actress. Nominees include Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carrie Mulligan. The 2021 Academy Awards Air Sunday, April

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations

Daily Pop

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce Oscar Nominations

"Nick. Jonas and priyanka chopra are dropping. Some names for your consideration. They'll be announcing the oscar nominations together this upcoming monday. All twenty three categories will be livestreamed. Now michael jordan stepping back into the boxing ring only this time as a director michael is set to make his directorial debut with crete three. And he'll be back to reprise his role as donna's crete and shirtless. Michael says directing has always been a dream but the timing had to be right and showtimes new anthology series. The first lady just cast their first daughter. Lexi underwood from little everywhere will star as molina obama alongside viola davis who play michelle the series also features michelle pfeiffer as betty ford plus. Gillian anderson as eleanor roosevelt.

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Strong, Black, and Hot Enough To Give You Second Degree Burns

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

03:39 min | 3 months ago

Strong, Black, and Hot Enough To Give You Second Degree Burns

"Lack women oprah beyond saying and all your favorite reaction means. I've heard people say they like their women like they like their coffee. Strong black hot enough to give you second degree burns. Careful what you wish for darius but the thing is not all black women are strong and even the ones that are strong aren't just that we doors open for us to especially with someone with biceps like michael jordan. Ads like michael jordan. Hare like michael b jordan but unfortunately a strong black woman stereotype is rained in american culture. It has a long history. About as old as morgan freeman and batty white combined now you may be wondering what is a strong black woman is the idea that black women are emotionally resilient naturally selfless to browns ask for help and can succeed with no resources so basically every care to play by viola davis. The irony is the strong black woman. Stereotype was started by black women to combat all the negative ones the in the aftermath of slavery there were really only to stereotypes of black women. You were either from sex temperatures jacksonville or a man who was just there to smother people in booze in response black suffragette mary. Church terrell point strong black woman motto listing as we climb and i get what she was going for butt lift as we climb even bodybuilders. Don't do both at the same time. You expect a black woman to do more than swertz nigger in his prime but overtime society shrank of black woman down to just her strikes and the popular conception now is that black women can bear and overcome any birth. We see all over our culture in movies like the color purple who my life. And how can we forget ghost. We're whoopi goldberg literally has to let a white man. U's her body to rub foreheads with his fiancee. Even when black women only have one line strong as hell move you will be moved. Damn at least let her say hello. Let's all say what's wrong with being perceived as strong. Isn't it a good thing. No not if black women destroy their mental and physical health trying to live up to it and not people think black women are so strong they make them do all the work on their own. Look stacey abrams. She helped democrats win georgia and before you knew it. Using active vaccine distribution the new york. Subway and kim and guy is marriage. The stereotype even reaches the doctor's office. Black women are less likely to be properly diagnosed. They have a much higher maternal mortality rate. And they're less likely to be believed about their symptoms and pay so a black woman basically has to be a doctor to know everything that's going on with her body and then convinced another doctor that that's what's happening. I was in. a car. Accident lacerations and internal bleeding a morphine drip and prep surgery stack. We'll get you a couple of bandaids. you'll be fine. What's so the next time you see a black woman struggling at work or trying to lift the box help her. Don't just stand there like you're about to see wonder woman in action in fact if you're in the new york area moving this week and i could use some help moving my couch because i'll be damned if i'm going to back lifting my own couch.

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Chadwick Boseman And Viola Davis Grab Golden Globe Noms

Donna and Steve

02:01 min | 4 months ago

Chadwick Boseman And Viola Davis Grab Golden Globe Noms

"78th annual Golden Globe Awards were the nominees were announced yesterday. For the show That's airing on the 28th of this month with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co hosting for the fourth time. I didn't notice this yesterday, but There were some snubs. Always snubs. There were some snap it up, Dubs Love is dead to me was shut out. Completely. I wasn't surprised by that. I get So I wasn't surprised because I remember. I feel like you guys weren't loving it. I feel like I liked the second season more. Then most people did. But eh, so I'm not. I'm not surprised because I didn't feel like it had the same critical acclaim that season. One did when it felt very unexpected, But I guess I would be surprised just because you think of the total Number of releases this year, which didn't seem like a ton. I don't know. I just feel like this Christina Applegate, especially and Linda Cardellini. They're just So good. There's like so much great. So many great performances out there. I get it if they were nominated in the first season, it's like, OK, we already did you let's move on to the next person Ma Rainey's black bottom, which I just watched last weekend. Did not get a best picture nomination. But Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis did get acting nods. I think that's accurate. Sure it was You know, I know it was. I believe it was a play, right? Yes, And it felt like you were watching a play. It felt very Like what? That's a weird thing to happen. But if you're watching a play, you kind of have a different suspension of disbelief. Sure, oftentimes than you do in the, you know a movie. So, but Violet Davis outstanding. Chadwick Boseman. They did a dedication to him. Also at the end of that movie, by the way,

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Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

Q

04:01 min | 4 months ago

Cicely Tyson, her memoir just out, was active to the end

"This was not the news I was expecting to share with you. This is not how I was expecting the beginning of the show to start today as you just heard. Great actor Cicely Tyson died yesterday. She was 96. I spoke to her just a few days ago. You might have heard us talk on Tuesday. It was the day her memoir came out. It's called just as I am. I was saying to someone like Yesterday. I think one of the senior producers of the show does like how profoundly moved I was by Cicely Tyson. By her perspective, her presence, especially at 96. Also like her gratitude. You know, I complain about stuff all the time and to hear her go at the end of the interview. The last thing she said to me was Tom. I am so grateful For this moment. In time we talked about her early days, We talked about her career defining roles. We talked about movies like the Autobiography of Jane Pittman or and Sounder. We talked about her role in the TV series roots We talked about Everything you know, most recently she was and how to get away with murder. Miss Tyson's co star on that Syriza Viola Davis tweeted this last night and I wanted to read it for you quote. I'm devastated. My heart is just broken. I loved you so much. You were everything to me. You made me feel loved and seen and valued in a world where there is still a cloak of invisibility. Us dark chocolate girls. You gave me permission to dream. Cicely Tyson's accolades are too many to list here. Emmys, Golden Globes, A Peabody, a Tony and honorary Oscar mult multiple in the Deep Image awards. I mean, you know a million things. Had a clear vision. Mission to bring complex and nuanced black characters to the screen and on stage and tow uplift others who had dreams just like hers. When I got to speak to Cicely Tyson again just a few days ago. That dedication was crystal clear. I am so grateful. We got to bring you that conversation. So much of it is stuck with me and Especially the part where she talked about getting the presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. That moment is a moment that will live with me forever forever. And someone pointed out to me not too long ago. That I was the last person and his administration to receive it. Okay on that, he said. He made that statement. And then, he said And she's cool, gorgeous one than I need, huh? That's pretty good. If that gets into your presidential medal, you know that's a good sign. That's right. Well, you know, maybe this is a good way to close it off your 96 years old now and, you know, I think a lot of people want to know about the secret to a long life. And in the book you talk about how celery juice and morning pull ups are part of a key role. But what what other advice would you give people? I think that when, uh You get up in the morning and you're fortunate enough to see daylight. You're blessed on when I get up, and I see daylight. I first thank God I go into my meditation. Another change, and that gives me the faith. The car I thank God first. Very sick needs a face and a trust to go on for another day. And I think that's the most important thing that one have Detective Thank God just seeing another day. I never thought I would like to be 96 years old. My God, Every member of my family is gone. I am so surviving member of my family, and I was not expected to be here past three months.

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' could put Chadwick Boseman in select Oscar company

Mason & Ireland

01:04 min | 6 months ago

'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' could put Chadwick Boseman in select Oscar company

"If you wanna see what kind of talent we lost when we lost chadwick boseman watch ma rainey's black bottom which stars viola davis and chadwick. Boseman unbelievable movie came out today on netflix. And i guarantee you chadwick. Boseman will win. Best actor for this at the next oscars in april unbelievable chadwick boseman. What a what a terrible loss. And you'll you'll see what i'm talking about when you watch this movie. He is black panther all those great movies. This may be his best performance. So well it's going to have to be. It's gonna be spectacular to beat his performances. Jackie robinson in forty two. He he was so good he also plays james brown and get on up yup. But he's so. Good as jackie robinson that you think. You're watching jackie robinson. They actually did a jackie. Robinson story chadwick. Boseman played himself. Shabby boseman's better. Yeah that is. Yeah so check that out my range black bottom and

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Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in 'Ma Rainey'

Fresh Air

06:04 min | 6 months ago

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman star in 'Ma Rainey'

"The enter chadwick. Boseman died of cancer in august at the age of forty three not long after he finished shooting the movie mall. Rainey's black bottom now streaming on netflix. The movie stars viola. Davis is the famous blue singer mall rainy and was adapted from august. Wilson's play our film critic. Justin chang says that boseman's final screen performance ranks among his very best. One reason chadwick boseman was such. An extraordinary actor was his ability to command the screen without hogging the spotlight. His presence was so quietly magnetic that even when he played real life. Heroes like jackie robinson and thurgood marshall or fictional ones like king to challa in black panther. He still seemed like the most self effacing of movie stars but boseman could also go big like when he took on james brown in the musical bio-pic get on up and gave his most electrifying performance. Until now it's devastating. That ma rainey's black bottom is the last new. Boseman movie will ever see this. Excellent adaptation of august wilson's nineteen eighty to play from the director george c wolfe and the screenwriter ruben. Santiago hudson is both a precious parting gift and a punch in the gut even more than get on up. Boseman holds nothing back. He emptied himself out onscreen. He plays levy a gifted and ambitious trumpet player struggling to forge his way in a white man's world or this case a white man's recording studio where most of the movie takes place. It's a sweltering hot day in nineteen twenty seven chicago in the pioneering southern blues singer ma rainey played by a superb viola. Davis is planning to record some of her most popular songs. Mas name may be in the place title. But she isn't the main narrative focus here much of the story unfolds while the four musicians in her band are waiting for her to show up at the studio. During the rehearsal session cutler the guitar and trombone player played by colman. Domingo wants to stick with their usual arrangement for a particular song but levy wants to use a new edgier version that he composed. It doesn't take long for the arguments to start and the egos to emerge. How's your name in. So i just played a piece whatever they want them. Criticizing the people's music like you. I got talent. Oh man is we tagged. My dad had a note. I was gonna turn out like the name mccabe. I'm going to give me a bad and make some shots. I don't give them instead of my. I wrote and he say going to let me record when i get my band together. I just got last part of song. I got stopped or everybody gets out there. And other keeping the same idea from the beginning in everybody got a game plan for all his outward swagger boseman later lays bare. The anguish beneath levies self-assured grin in a spellbinding monologue about his southern childhood. He reveals the acts of violence that were committed against his family by a gang of white men he's witnessed unspeakable horrors and fought hard for his shot at success. And he's not about to let anyone stand in his way not even marini herself when she finally shows up at the studio via davis who won an oscar for her work. In another wilson. Adaptation fences is magnificent. Here in the kind of full throated diva showcase. She's rarely taken on becoming more rainy. Required quite the transformation davis wears a padded rubber suit and sports. A mouthful of gold teeth and her vocals are supplied by the singer. Maxine lewis but the performance never feels needlessly. Flashy and davis is best moments are the ones in which she shows us. Ma rainey's anxious calculating side when she stops the recording session because no one's brought her the bottle of coke she always insists on before singing. She isn't just causing a fuss. Exactly what she's worth and how much power she commands in a predominantly white male industry and she's determined to push yourself right up to that line without crossing it marines. Black bottom is one of ten plays in august. Wilson's epic pittsburgh cycle and the only one that isn't actually set in pittsburgh wilson's insights into the complexities of twentieth century. African american experience cemented his reputation as one of this country's greatest dramatists. The filmmakers haven't opened up the material in the manner of so many stage to screen adaptations if anything they've ruthlessly tightened the play and paired it down to essentials wolf directs at a furious clip. The sets are spare even drab which has the effect of your concentration on the performances and while boseman and davis are the stars of the show. Every actor gets a chance to shine including michael potts as the bass player. Slow drag and glenn termine reprising his role as the pianist toledo from twenty sixteen revival at the heart of the play is the bond between levy a fictional creation and rainy. A real life figure. The two are antagonistic by nature levy keeps trying to put his own stamp on mas music and he makes the mistake of trying to seduce. Her young girlfriend played by taylor. Page but levy and ma are also kindred spirits. They're both trying to make authentic commercially viable art with an assistant bent on exploiting their talents but levy doesn't have martinis experience or her knack for self preservation and the weight of his past trauma ultimately proves too much to overcome the climax is hunting beyond words were seeing a man peering into an abyss played by an actor who knew his own life was slipping away chadwick. Boseman last moments on the screen are among his darkest and also is

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'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' could put Chadwick Boseman in select Oscar company

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:45 sec | 6 months ago

'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' could put Chadwick Boseman in select Oscar company

"Film is called Ma Rainey's Black bottom. It premieres on Netflix. Michelle Pelino has more Ma Rainey's black finding premieres on Netflix, starring Viola Davis, says the title character and Chadwick Boseman in his final performance. The film is based on the 1982 August Wilson play. It takes Place one single afternoon in Chicago, 19. 27 in its studio where the great blues singer has come to make a record will be ready to go in 15 minutes already going, Madam says. We're ready to go, and that's way go around here. Tensions rise between rainy and her ambitious horn player played by Bozeman, who has big dreams, but racial unrest at the time, feed their frustrations. The film is dedicated to Bozeman, who died in August set 43 of colon cancer. Movie

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Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Pop Culture Happy Hour

04:15 min | 6 months ago

Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

"Played by chadwick. Boseman as the young trumpet player levy colman domingo cutler michael potts as slow drag and glenn termine as toledo. We also meet mas young lover. Desi may play by taylor page and her nephew sylvester played by deuce on brown. I want to just dive right in joel. You said you were very excited to talk about this coming what you thought. Oh my gosh linda. I loved it like it's hard to put into words how much i enjoyed it. And all of the reasons but chadwick boseman this be his final performance. Jeff estates think recently denzel washington in an interview said that like he didn't lose anything we lost him this idea that he gave everything he had to give while he was here. This for me is probably his magnum opus. His great work his his final statement. To wasn't he left us a lot of really great. If you look at all the roles he's chose in the last like three to four years. All of them are about conclusions and about wrapping things up. This one is so much more about like the hurt and pain. You have to just go through as a black person just to exist in this country and it's profound and gorgeous and the way we'll shoots this. I struggle a lot with theater to film translations. Because it's like theater it's so meant to be experienced in person and sometimes dial it doesn't quite work and particularly when they're monologue like you have a hard time like this doesn't feel real because it's not it's theater if you don't have to live in same kind of rules that film often does but when we'll takes his camera at a high angle as chadwick boseman is giving this like very revealing monologue. You're able to stay in it because you're sort of. It feels almost more in his head. It's more conversations having with and it captures. I think what is so hard to translate between these two mediums. And i love it and then on top of all that colman. Domingo like if you're making a movie just put colman domingo you cast anyone else in any other will ever a silent killer in everything that he does. And it's so profound. I love his in bad movies. I love his work in great. I love coleman doing and here he just continues that check and then they leave is crowns. It all off by just being great and showing up and her vocal performance away. She drinks coke. Makes you wanna die. It's a seven. I love performances. I like live live for like actors being able to nestle into character and create something that is so alive and vivid. No one in the cast isn't doing that. It's nearly a perfect soga. Yeah stephen thompson. What did you think. I love this movie. Too i think the central performances by chadwick boseman and by viola davis are so beautifully done. I do think there are a lot of parallels to be drawn between this film and fences which one viola davis and oscar that has also adapted from an august wilson. Play and both films are really so centered on the performances. They are really showcases for actors more than there necessarily like show willie directed big epochs. There are focused on the performances. I think that theatre film translation does trip them both up a little bit. Where they're so focused on the performances. They don't flow as naturally as they might. This there are points in this film. That felt a little bit stagey to me. But at the same time those performances are glorious. As joel said that chadwick boseman performance is is titanic. I mean it is a oscar clip e speech -i big performance. I think we cannot underestimate. How great this viola davis performance is. It is a quieter performance. She's doing so much work with just like kind of heavy eyelid. Look at a character will just is just searing. She is fantastic film and like joel said colman. Domingo is great. Glenn is great as toledo. I loved this film and as you would expect it just weaves music in beautifully. Yeah all right. I asia. Let's go to you next to you.

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Celebrities decry decision in Breonna Taylor case

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 9 months ago

Celebrities decry decision in Breonna Taylor case

"The decision not to directly charge Louisville police officers in the death of a woman shot to death in a botched drug raid has struck a nerve in the entertainment world for months now celebrities musicians and athletes have been calling for justice in the police shooting of Brianna Taylor including Sunday when some wore T. shirts with her name or image at the Emmy awards now that a grand jury has declined to charge any of the offices with her death those voices are being raised again Oscar winner viola Davis use the stronger version of bold to denounce the ruling saying it is why the phrase black lives matter cannot be said enough Kerry Washington notes Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is on president trump's shortlist to replace Ruth beta Ginsburg on the Supreme Court and Mandy Moore says she simply doesn't have the words to express her dismay I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

03:02 min | 11 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Every time someone says, it does mean something you're in a club with Meryl Streep and some of your other idols and now people were friends of yours. What does it mean to be in that sort of elite club? You may not think of it that way but people on the outside certainly do. Has It changed your life's I. Know It's changed your career I'm sure. But does it change your life to be Oscar winner Viola Davis. Yeah. It's changed my life to be Oscar winner to. Be On a TV show the TV, show really out on my life even more than the Oscar, tell you the truth. Everything is. All of it as the money all of it I remember someone saying you know if you're not poor anymore I was like. You didn't know what that information is but. Yeah it's. It's totally but I'll tell you what it's probably more of transformation to people who observe my life in me being in it right me being in it I don't know the viola that you talk about. I don't I'm aware that you know it. But in my every day when I had my rap over my head and I'm running around with my daughter and we're going to Ralph's or bonds and I'm cooking. I'm Biolo-. I'm me. And you know in terms of me getting through my everyday life and certainly living a meaningful life it. Doesn't play a role except for the power of influence. Which is what I'm doing here the power of influence is. I will say that the power to literally stand up on the stage and have people listen to you when you're coming from a pass when one saw you know one listened to you. So it's like now, what do you WanNa? Say What do you want to do you know? Helps that you have such a presence to a lot of people have the platform, but they can't deliver it. I would argue the way you deliver it have you always had this presence about you you speak almost poetically and. I mean, it's not everybody who can pull that off. Is that part of being an actor been comfortable on a stage? Well well. Comfort is like a dirty word for an actor. You know that they tell you not right for comfort right to be uncomfortable in the moment you're alive and all that you're not afraid of the spotlight on stage clearly well. Sometimes I am but. I'm I'm used to it. I'm used to the spotlight I. Guess I'm used to the camera being. Placed on me. I am thank you for listening to the Sunday. Sit Down podcast stick around to hear more from Oscar winner, Viola Davis, including what her younger self with think of the woman she sees now. The, the Press Chuck Todd.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

05:57 min | 11 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Of getting. And then you win a Tony for King Hedley win another Tony for fences and now you're sort of like the queen of Broadway. For that time. I mean that must have been an extraordinary thing for somebody who? was playing church basements to start her career. It was an extraordinary thing. You know to dream the biggest dream you can possibly imagine in your life and having. No kind of foresight of how that was going to happen, and then all of a sudden it happens. You. You you. You sort of hit. It's sort of like magic. And it speaks to the power of. Belief and hope. And Hard? Work. but life doesn't end there. I always say the three most important words that happens especially after you have big old trophy in your hand or anything the three most important words are and now what? And now what what's the next thing? What's the next chapter. Denzel. Always says Denzel has the best quotes by the way I don't mean out on. I would you Says there's no u-haul haul in the back of a hearst. You sort of can't take it with you. And wants to hit it. You realize it's like Oh my God. I got an Oscar. Your heart is about to tasting and then you go home and then you sit down and then the next day and it's like. And how what? What's the next page and That's sort of where I'm at right now What was it like to jump into movies from the stage given the fact that you built your whole career on stage work What are a movie set feel like to? I started doing like speaking another Land Land Right Speaking Mandarin at Mandarin movie once and they cut it out I'm so glad I did it it was so hard to two months to learn one sentence that's what it was like make like learning mandarin it was a black hat. And I thought it was so good. Go to my friends who Chinese and say I'm going to say something to you and they would say. But it was like speaking man is just a completely different world and it completely different world. I mean I always say all you have to do in a movie is sustainable performance for thirty seconds. That's it. That's as long as eight glass. So you got thirty seconds. All right. When you on stage you can have a twelve page scene and there are no edit buttons. There are no cuts and that's just one scene. I've been I've done plays where I've done them for year six seven months and you're onstage the entire time. Thirty seconds to sustain the performance. So it was much different and you're acting opposite someone like Merrill Street. So you're standing there going I'm good. I'm really good. I'm good I. Know This street. But I'm Viola Davis. And then you're acting opposite her and you're thinking Oh my God. Oh my God it's Meryl..

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"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

03:21 min | 11 months ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"As always for clicking and listening along my guest. This week is a Hollywood powerhouse. She is the Oscar Tony Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Viola Davis. We walk through not just an extraordinary career but an extraordinary life she was born on a former plantation in a one room shack in South Carolina moved as an infant up to central falls Rhode Island with her family where she lived destitute poverty. Roaches. In the House you'll hear all about it. Counting only on her school lunch for a meal every day to rise from that place to where she is now is an incredible story and you're going to hear every bit of it. She went to the juilliard school she went on became a Tony winning actress on Broadway and then worked her way onto Hollywood's a-list with breakout roles in the help, and then an Oscar winning performance alongside Denzel. Washington. Inferences not to mention starring role in a hit TV show that earned her an emmy how to get away with murder. Interesting to hear viola talk about fame still kind of uncomfortable with it knows how fleeting it is and talks about giving back and doing the important things with her platform among them her latest project, a documentary called a touch of sugar. It's about the diabetes crisis in our country. She was diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago, and it runs in her family using the platform to talk about an epidemic in this country, a powerful conversation Viola Davis I have to say sucks you in she speaks so passionately and powerfully she is inspirational and she's here now on the Sunday, sit down podcast. Thank you. Again, a sort of an interview series we're conducting we start at thirty rock then we move here. Do another one somewhere downtown later. Today I'll some keep talking and. I have to say, I, didn't know this about you diabetes that's in your family, and it's just touched your life enough that you wanted to be the voice of the documentary film I did want to be the voice because it. You know the thirty million adults. have. Type two diabetes eighty, four, million that have prediabetes, and then I think about my family has been affected by my two sisters my aunt who succumb to the disease after to amputation my grandmother. It it's an epidemic obviously and it and it seems like it's almost everyone story and when it becomes everyone's story and but then no one really talks about it. Then I always feel like someone needs to blow the lid off of it and get it out into the public eye. That's why I'm now leading this film. That's why I wanted to be a part of it There is something about the aloneness of anything that someone is suffering from that I feel is my sort of mission in life, and then it came knocking on your door as well about a year and a half ago when you got word I have prediabetes. When in for hormone tests and then my doctor took the one seat test, which is Comprehensive Test that measures you average glucose in the last two three months. So you take a test for the year I don't know anything about that and then. She told me the results..

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Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

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00:18 sec | 1 year ago

Viola Davis to play Michelle Obama in Showtime series

"Viola Davis is set to play former First Lady Michelle Obama in a new drama series development on Showtime is called first ladies the show is going to follow the various spouses to American presidents the first season is the highlight of Michelle Obama Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford premiere date for first ladies has not been

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"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

08:52 min | 2 years ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"Do you ever stop in your life and look back at the little girl in Rhode Island. Look at your life and go. I don't know how I got here. Thank God I did but I don't know how. I got here all the time every single day you know when I they think about her a lot to first of all it's every day when I opened my refrigerator when I wash my toilet when I could put a robe on when I have hot running water when I know that there's no lead in the pink in my house when I could get in a car and I can go somewhere and not walk. She is with me every day to understand that every little thing in my life is to be celebrated okay but I always say I always want to heal her because she was always so sort of traumatized. I grew up in dysfunction my father ah who I loved more than anything was an alcoholic. It's just a byproduct a lot of times poverty right that it always want to heal her. I just want to reach back and go. You know what everyone I see in my life. I I I'm GONNA remember you. I'm going to listen to people I'm. GonNa love people because it's like healing might the little girl but it's like someone just recently said. Can you allow the little girl that little girl who survived. WHO's pretty tough. Can you allow her to be so excited. At the fifty-three-year-old she gets to become <hes>. Can you our the hug you and just squeal and it took me a long time to do that but I finally did it because I think that there's a grace gratefulness that needs to come and Ajoy that needs succumbed with celebrating the fruits of your Labor that I have not allowed myself to do because I think that's also something that comes from poverty is survivor's. REIVER's guilt is making it out when you see other people who are still in the hole so I'm allowing allowing you to sort of hug me and squeal and I do things like this that feed my soul touch of sugar because I love my sisters who we're here in New York with me. I want the live. I'm reconciling my childhood but as you say it took you a while aalto get there. You're comfortable with your success and your fame and people like me telling you how great you are yeah. What what was the tipping point for you. How did you get there to say. You know what it's okay that I am where I am well. You know what a friend of mine said this once I mean besides therapy but a friend of mine said this once. She said you know what Viola when I tell my story a lot of times. I stand outside of it. I think to myself wow you awesome. That is such an unbelievable testimony. You know then you begin to see how God work miracles in your life and then I started really listening to my story and understood how sort of awesome it was uh-huh incredible. I just thought you just work hard and you get out. That's it. It's nothing credible about it. So the more I've told my story the more I have embraced it but I gotta keep telling it and not live outside of it like grenade. Brown says as Joseph Campbell says when you go and you going out there to that call to adventure and you're going out there to find that Elixir that answer to your life that you gotta go into that Inner Cave and you gotta go in there and slay those dragons and I find that when I went into those innermost caves or that infamous cave that the dragon I needed to slay was me that sort of hurt in that pain of sort of railing at God like why do I have to be that kid growing up or filthy healthy houses and Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah and why do I do that anger that sort of pain and all the bad that that innermost cave and slay her and understand that I'm still alive. I have the power of influence that God has always been with me. Upward bound program preparatory enrollment program teachers have been awesome. Great actors like Cecily Tyson Meryl Streep People like like my sister the ropes that have been thrown at me. That's what I found in the inner most cave and then you know I- nickelback after I found that answer to sort of give that Elixir to people who are still there there is a way to live a life of significance significance and reconcile way. You are now that there's a way out and there's a way to make your life meaningful forget per day Brown now. I'm following you through the wall. You're you gotta get you. I'm sorry but I think you take it over awesome. I would be derelict in my duty. Judy if I didn't ask you if there's going to be more of the show you mentioned how yeah that's A._B._C. to decide. I think that analysts Keating in has more in her. That's what I think I sort of. I'm seeing something. Is that a suspicion or something. It's a suspicion in a hope that they'll be more. I need for analysts to have some labs. I really do. I you know it's just like me. People think that I'm not fun. I I am so much fun. If you come to my house I'm telling you we have me and my husband would have green parties. You know but I need to have some lab. Let's give her another sees at the laugh. Okay that doesn't get enough for that. I also want to ask you about work you do with your husband and your production company and we were just talking briefly about the manual documentary that DUHR executive producing with steph curry boy. I've only seen the trailer but it looks incredibly moving. Absolutely it looks like something you did the the right way. Why was that a project. You wanted to take on well. We met the victims of the Ame church in Charleston when I was and I had to present them with the award that the Glamour Magazine Event and and then we spoke to them afterwards at the party really sat down with them mm-hmm and you know the big thing with them is they said we're not gonNA live in. Hey we're going to live and forgiveness. What struck me as forgiveness is a journey yeah but I just didn't Walk People Forget that story. I didn't want people to forget that tragedy. You know so often with the number of tragedies at that happened in this country. It's amazing how you have to keep reminding people of it they they remember it for a while. It's it's on the news. It's trending and then because of the twenty four hour news cycle within seconds. It's forgotten again. I didn't want people to forget. I felt like I owed it to them. You know the pain that they still goal to with losing their loved ones as a son a mom <hes> I didn't want people to forget that and how awesome it is like I told you before they use whatever power I have as a source of of influence and so when it came to us as a producing goosing project we wanted to do that. We just felt like we had to. It looks fabulous. I applaud everything you're doing with this platform especially on diabetes. I told you my father other has diabetes so it means a lot that you've given your time to this. Thank you so much thank you. I enjoyed talking to you. Thank you my thanks again to the great. Viola Davis Davis for a great conversation loves spending time with her. You can learn more about her new documentary at a touch of sugar film. Dot Com as usual as has always my thanks to all of you for listening along to the Sunday sit down podcast this week to hear more.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist

"With another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along my guest. This week is a Hollywood powerhouse house. She is the Oscar Tony Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Viola Davis we walk through not just an extraordinary career but an extraordinary life she was born on a former plantation in a one room shack in South Carolina moved as an infant up to central falls Rhode Ryland with her family where she lived in destitute poverty roaches in the house. You'll hear all about it counting only on her school lunch for a meal every day to rise from that place to where she is now is an incredible story and you're going to hear every bit of it. She went to the juilliard school she went on became a Tony Winning winning actress on Broadway and then worked her way onto Hollywood's a-list with breakout roles in the help and then an Oscar winning performance alongside Denzel Washington offenses not to mention starring role in the hit T._v.. Show that earned her an emmy how to get away with murder interesting to hear viola talk about fame still kind of uncomfortable with it knows how fleeting it is and talks about giving back and doing the important things with her platform among them her latest project a documentary Patrick called a touch of sugar. It's about the diabetes crisis in our country. She was diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago and it runs in her family using the platform platform to talk about an epidemic in this country a powerful conversation Viola Davis. I have to say sucks you in. She speaks so passionately and powerfully she is inspirational and she's here now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. Thank you bye again. We're as a sort of an interview series. We're conducting. We start at thirty thirty rock then we move here. We'll do another one somewhere downtown later today. I'll some keep talking. I have to say I didn't know this about you. The diabetes that's in in your family and touched your life enough that you wanted to be the voice of this documentary film. I did want to be the voice because it you know the the thirty million adults that have type two diabetes the eighty four million have prediabetes and then I think about my family it has been affected by.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies

Doug Loves Movies

02:16 min | 4 years ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Doug Loves Movies

"And i wish i could tell you who viola davis is if that's the problem you're having right now not anymore i mean i was at the beginning i was thinking about tabia spencer we are like does not what i meant see ladies overloid your own yeah it was their names i got confused not there does that sound like well if you pointed adam i could tell you which came as we're talking about october cocktail viola october bio i'm going to say like wasn't she has something like the amazing spiderman she might be in something like that yes it's okay i'm gonna say the amazing spiderman okay that's your gas all right adrian i didn't see this movie but i i she isn't it we daniels the butler okay all right at the box office jeff die what she in suicide squad okay so coming in at number three was the help how we could i guess that of the big one big headway unit you've never had shit pie dammit i would say i was going to say that help when i was thinking of octavia spencer i have matter if i had just not remembered who while the davis love traffic is number two is in traffic as many of us have been in our lives and comey a number one for viola davis suicides.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

01:41 min | 4 years ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

"Oh wow unstoppable to without on with our biology amos while it's we'd have good viola davis was to achieve has been nominated where the gad award but hold on just closure ice in imagine a movie with viola davis running on top of a train to get to the engine just like that actually you have my money already know you you do it on their never going to see it now we are expecting that would be a major multiple reasons though for let's say for multiple reasons were never gonna see it yeah well i mean shall we just get into it here yeah let's start with you know the man who the there were there was a lie to let's just are would then though we add what would clearly guys want to set the scene for i was 'cause i was actually i was travelling a lot in his other is one by in addition everything else that guy that we got hit me and i had to go to my dad's and alabama to do some family stuff and undecideds take sammy with me but on the way to their i'd go to new york to do some cnn stuff so mean sammy like took a late flight to new york gone to new york at one thirty in the morning had to get i'd get up at like nine to go to cnn and do stuff sammy like hung out with a friend uh then we took a 530 flight to get too so literally i didn't like i've brought semi background obama took outside put her in in the car was melissa when back in the airport and waited for bread i flight took for mix gig and like just came to say as a voted put to put same in a car it's i watched it in a and those those i'd like i'm going to actually pay that stupid amount of money to go to the airport lounge because i'm going to five hours.

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"viola davis" Discussed on Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

02:17 min | 4 years ago

"viola davis" Discussed on Denzel Washington Is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period

"M n e yes will congrats to them for best picture and best original screenplay congrats viola davis of course for a winning best supporting actress i think i think the lesson we've learned from this awards season is that if you need to make a speech some where you're running for you know student body president you are doing something at toastmasters or whatever you have going on you need a speech if you can get viola davis to ghost ride it he can a sound great you're gonna sound great also congratulations to iranian film director asgard for r farhadi for winning best foreignlanguage film for these salesman that was kind of a big moment in light of what's going on right now and it was exciting to see that and yeah and of course um i maybe my favorite moment was i don't even know this but i don't know why i'm so i'm such a fan though and i'm really excited about him in and uh but uh mahershala ali winning best supporting actor at early on in the night the beginning than anything uh was really great i'm just a huge fan and other brothers doing things and so i i think a lot of us were excited so in we're trying to get along the podcast uh so we are going to talk about the oscars at length and um really break down some moments some certain let it the latter things happened that then there's some things that happened that seemed really fun and nice and then they got weird just days later we'll talk about that um in the meantime though uh never great episode uh with this action when up some you those of you denzel it's who are fans of totally buys it to become a bell uh may remember him heat from his appearance on that show i think it was as television debut uh zaka's comedian and rapper very funny uh very talented rapper and so we we have a lot of fun on the podcast so settle in and enjoy it.

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