This is really sad to hear.
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Aww! These two look adorable together!!!
In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (above), George and Viola open up about a few different subjects, including the view that women can't carry the box office…which is obviously bullshiz!
"There’s this strange thing that’s happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there’s this decision being made that women aren’t able to carry the box office. Now, Bridesmaids has proved that to be bulls—, and The Help has proven it to be bulls—. But it’s much harder to get a film with a woman lead made. When a man hits 40 is when roles just begin to happen. And for women it doesn’t happen. I find that to be a very concerning issue."
More from Viola on the lack of great roles for black actresses:
"Only one black actress in history has been back [at the Oscars] more than once, and that’s Whoopi Goldberg. But that’s only because there aren’t a lot of roles out there that are going to bring you back. Say if you have two great roles for an African-American actress in a year — one actress can cover it. So if there’s five really good black actresses out there, and that one actress gets it all, then the other four can sit for the next three years."
Thanks for sharing, U two! We'll hope to see lots of films with strong female leads in 2012!!!!!