US actress: Viola Davis: "Viewers need to see more warriors"

US actress Viola Davis hopes her role as a warrior of steel in fact-based epic 'The Woman King' will make women more willing to take risks.

US actress: Viola Davis: "Viewers need to see more warriors"

US actress Viola Davis hopes her role as a warrior of steel in fact-based epic 'The Woman King' will make women more willing to take risks.

The historical film by director Gina Prince-Bythewoods focuses on the Agojie warriors who protected the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century. Davis plays the Agojie general Nanisca. The action-packed film, dominated by women, had its world premiere at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in front of an enthusiastic audience.

"Viewers need to see more female warriors," Davis said in Toronto. "In today's time and culture, where women are being attacked and losing control over their bodies, it shows we're second-class citizens. I hope women embrace the warrior spirit of the film and learn that they have the power to change the narrative. I hope they become more risk-averse."

She also worked on herself for a long time to build up her own self-esteem. After a standing ovation, Davis said, "I feel like all my life I've allowed myself to be defined by a culture. I've allowed myself to be defined by the naysayers. But I've finally come to the realization that I can define myself."

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS