Viola Davis, Jessica Lange, Lizzy Caplan, Taraji P Henson, aggie Gyllenhaal, Ruth Wilson For The Hollywood Reporter. Its insightful to read about all the ladies talking about race, sexism, aging in Hollywood! Check out what they had to say inside and also what Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis and Drama Actress has to personally say about how A-List Tackle Race, Sexism, Aging in Hollywood.
“I’ve been in the process of retiring for the last 30 years,” admits American Horror Story’s Jessica Lange. “But the thing about acting, it’s so seductive. You get drawn into a role … it’s like a love affair. It can still seduce you after 40 years, which is kind of amazing.”
“I thought: ‘OK, this is your moment to not typecast yourself, to play a woman who is sexualized and do your investigative work to find out who this woman is and put a real woman on TV who’s smack-dab in the midst of this pop fiction,'” says How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis about her initial thoughts on playing the lead in the Shonda Rhimes drama.
TARAJI P. HENSON
“Cookie scared the hell out of me,” Empire’s Taraji P. Henson admits to THR. “I got nervous and started pacing the floor. ‘Oh my God, Cookie is bigger than life. You will love her or hate her.'” She adds, joking, “I hate that bitch. She’s stolen my identity! My friends don’t want to talk to me unless it’s about Cookie.
“I don’t mind being controversial. I wanted to challenge the stigma of affairs,” Wilson says about starring on Showtime’s steamy drama The Affair. “Women are always seen as the vixens and the scarlet ladies because he’s the married man with the kids.”
“Deciding to do Masters was really scary,” says Lizzy Caplan, who plays real-life sex research pioneer Virginia ‘Ginny’ Johnson on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. “Luckily, it served the character to feel like a fish out of water, but I do see myself as somebody who can do TV and film, which I didn’t before.”