Viola Davis, the exceptional actress who gives an incredible performance in every role she has had, revealed she regrets her role in The Help.
Viola’s performance as Aibileen Clark earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination, but her disappointment with the end result of the film left her regretting the role.
While speaking with the New York Times at the Toronto International Film Festival, she shared:
I just felt that at the end of the day that it wasn’t the voices of the maids that were heard.
I know Aibileen. I know Minny. They’re my grandma. They’re my mom. And I know that if you do a movie where the whole premise is, I want to know what it feels like to work for white people and to bring up children in 1963, I want to hear how you really feel about it.
I never heard that in the course of the movie.
On the bright side, Viola Davis doesn’t regret the experience of making the film
The friendships that I formed are ones that I’m going to have for the rest of my life.
I had a great experience with these other actresses, who are extraordinary human beings. And I could not ask for a better collaborator than [director] Tate Taylor.
Wow! I so love her transparency!