Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Quote of the Day (Viola Davis, on Young Actors and Entitlement)

“The only thing that’s different with young actors now, and maybe it was the same then and it’s just my memory, is I feel like there is more of a sense of entitlement now. There is more of a sense of people wanting it all but not wanting to work for it. I’m experiencing success after 27 years professionally in the business and 36 years of acting in general. It takes a long time of standing in line to get to the front, and no one wants to stay in line anymore. No one wants to trudge through the dirt and the muck to get at something quite sweet. So if you are coming out and want to be a star — you want your ‘Sophie’s Choice’ or your ‘Devil Wears Prada or your ‘Precious’ right away, you want your Oscar straight out of the gate — you are going to have a hard time.” —How to Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis, quoted in Rachel Syme, “In TV, Finding a Creative Space With No Limitations,” The New York Times, Aug. 26, 2015

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