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Viola Davis Doesn’t Believe Hollywood ‘Understands’ Or ‘Honors’ Black Hair

“I don’t think that people understand our hair…Hair is something that a lot of people don’t honor when you do film.”

Viola Davis is one of many actresses to recently share her truth about the lack of hairstylists in the biz who can care for the diverse tresses of Black women. Davis, however, refuses to let that fact affect how she perceives herself, saying she has trusted hair-care pros on her team who prevent her from having to engage with that truth of her industry.

“That has not been my narrative lately of hair because I refuse it. I reject it … I don’t think that people understand our hair … they don’t understand that we’re different, and yet, the same. What I find is, hair is something that a lot of people don’t honor when you do film.”

The Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award-winner also spoke about the lack of “regular Black women” on screen and why it’s important for creatives of color to “talk louder” when they feel their voices are being ignored. Check out the clip above.

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