Viola Davis on complex women of colour on the screen… and colourism.

Viola Davis, SAG’s Best Actress in a Drama for ‘How to Get Away With Murder’:-

“I’d like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Bill D’Elia, and Peter Nowalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark-skinned African-American woman who looks like me.”

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