In a wide-ranging interview last week at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Viola Davis captivated the audience as she defined truth to power and plainly laid out what it has been like for a woman of color to survive and thrive in Hollywood. (Short answer: exceedingly difficult, but she elaborated.) Davis managed to take people to church at the Y, which is not expected given that it’s a YM-YWHA, for Young Men’s Young Women’s Hebrew Association. Her approach worked. In tandem with Audie Cornish of NPR, who conducted the interview, the actress drew a mixed crowd and had everyone in the room on their feet by the end.
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