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The Film Strip: ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Viola Davis says its 2013 and Black women maid duty is up

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The Film Strip: ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Viola Davis says its 2013 and Black women maid duty is up

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    Viola Davis brings a new meaning to the term “caregiver” in “Beautiful Creatures.”

    “Beautiful Creatures” Davis, who played a maid in “The Help,” took on the role of Amma in “Beautiful Creatures” because the character was empowered.

    “This is 2013 and I think that it’s time enough for Black women being maids,” Davis says. “I felt like; if this woman was woven into the whole grand scheme of this story and this world, this town and this family and she was a friend of the mothers who was in the academic world, then I didn’t want to be a maid. I really didn’t. I wanted to be something else. I wanted to have a different role other than the role of servitude in this.”

    Davis went on to say that she hopes audiences accepts the change since director Richard LaGravenese was not a slave to the book. It is a known fact that in the past, fans have been outraged when the films are not exactly like the books.

 

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