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  • Joy
    Joy Місяць тому +369

    Every time Ms. Davis talks it's a Master Class.

    • TEM LeMAY
      TEM LeMAY 7 днів тому

      Every time!!!!

    • Hajrije Daci
      Hajrije Daci 9 днів тому


    • Karen Taylor
      Karen Taylor 12 днів тому

      I couldn't have said it better! Love her!

    • Johnny Fierce
      Johnny Fierce 14 днів тому +2

      So well said needed to be said👏👏👏👏👏

    • Ashley Duckworth YT
      Ashley Duckworth YT 18 днів тому +3

      She's such a wonderful, wonderful actress. I can't imagine her projects being cast without her.

  • María José Hernández
    María José Hernández Місяць тому +428

    This was a therapy session for Jenn and us I believe. Viola is just something else

    • Selispeks
      Selispeks 14 днів тому +2

      I was just thinking the same thing 😂

    • Mommy and Little
      Mommy and Little Місяць тому +5

      Amen 🙏🏽🤍

  • Tru Justice
    Tru Justice Місяць тому +243

    what a brilliant moment in time. This concept for a show is brilliant. Can you imagine the power houses of the 30's 40's etc having a convo?

    • Man CERL
      Man CERL 3 дні тому +1

      @Subhayu Biswas Probably wouldn't happen anyway because Hepburn is notoriously uninterested in those. Actually, Davis and Hepburn were both invited for a magazine cover/issue but Katherine, as she always, does refused.

    • Greenz1100
      Greenz1100 26 днів тому


    • Subhayu Biswas
      Subhayu Biswas 29 днів тому +6

      Betty Davis and Kathrine Hepburn. I can't even imagine. It will be chaotic.

  • Clarence Anderson
    Clarence Anderson Місяць тому +146

    I only just finished Viola’s book & realizing her translate everything in real time, just as a person, is phenomenal to see. Jennifer holds her own well, as a woman in the same field but of a totally different world than Viola. They stood well together ❣️ #doubtless

  • Dean Schmidt
    Dean Schmidt Місяць тому +178

    I feel bad that this video is remembered for one part Jennifer said, when later in this interview she said she knows she often gets torn apart for things she doesn't say right in the moment. A lot of people coming to this interview in bad faith instead of listening to the actual conversation they had.

    • beatdizzy
      beatdizzy 7 днів тому +2

      Hunger games was one of the first teenage female lead action movies.

    • NotAfraid280
      NotAfraid280 20 днів тому +2

      If you listen she literally says she was the first woman lead in an action film, no one had ever done that before lol

    • Studs Manor
      Studs Manor 21 день тому +2

      @Vaszty Vault thank you. Lolol I did notice her say that and I was like uhhh

    • Vaszty Vault
      Vaszty Vault 21 день тому +4

      @Studs Manor she said she's the first female action movie lead

    • Studs Manor
      Studs Manor 22 дні тому +3

      Wait I’m just about to start watching this and have no idea what you’re talking about? Lmao. I guess I’ll find out soon

  • Tash Atkinson
    Tash Atkinson Місяць тому +113

    Truly two of the most talented amazing women in our lifetime. I admire you both so much!❤️

  • Raichielle Liddell
    Raichielle Liddell Місяць тому +152

    This conversation hit me so incredibly hard. Very moving and inspirational.

    • Danna Kiel
      Danna Kiel Місяць тому +1

      Me too Sis! Me too! ♥️ #HitMeHard #CutMeDeep 😊 I feel like I know my work as an artist much better now! 🙏🏾

    • Mommy and Little
      Mommy and Little Місяць тому +1


    • The punisher bot
      The punisher bot Місяць тому +6


    • VerveTech
      VerveTech Місяць тому +1

      One of them is a botox using narcissist spewing out her delusions of grandeur

  • Giorgia Alexander | acting & other stuff
    Giorgia Alexander | acting & other stuff Місяць тому +143

    This conversation was so healing to me.

  • Robert Nunez
    Robert Nunez Місяць тому +159

    Viola is a wildly talented & complete actor - she is always in the moment of every scene I've ever seen her in. Kudos.

  • Chi...
    Chi... Місяць тому +150

    This was an amazing episode. One of the best.
    Also, can everyone just chill and give Jennifer a break? This is what she was talking about interviews and how things don't come out the way she meant it...
    I see what she was trying to say women rarely ever are lead of action movies especially one as big as Hunger Games which is also a franchise.

    • NotAfraid280
      NotAfraid280 20 днів тому +3

      She literally said no one had ever done that before lol

    • Vaszty Vault
      Vaszty Vault 21 день тому

      Shut up meg

    • Juma Iyah
      Juma Iyah 25 днів тому +5

      She said, "they said.." its probably what people in movie business said to her at the time.

    • Gestion Humana
      Gestion Humana 26 днів тому

      Weinstein sl*t. That's why.

    • Erik
      Erik 27 днів тому +1

      Women rarely ever are lead of action movies because they look stupid when they single handedly beat dudes double their size.

  • Troy Talks
    Troy Talks Місяць тому +165

    The best and most interesting part of this interview is when Viola and Jennifer both shared insecurities (beauty and intellect) with one another and comforted one another. These two seemingly opposite actresses were able to connect with each other in that moment. I'm sad to see this comment section has dissolved into a bandwagon of people mocking Jennifer for saying something that i doubt she meant to come across in the way that it did.

    • MW Parker
      MW Parker Місяць тому +1

      @CheetahInIreland The hate Jennifer Lawrence gets is disproportionate to even the Marvel women. If anyone else had said it they'd be mocked, but not memed the way she is.

    • CheetahInIreland
      CheetahInIreland Місяць тому

      @MW Parker I don’t. I think it’s that a stupid comment was made, and it happened to be made by JLaw. If any one of the Marvel actors (male or female) had said the same thing, I would have been just as incredulous. It’s not about who you are, it’s what you say and do. We need to stop acting as if these people are on some pedestal simply because they entertain for a living, it’s silly.

    • MW Parker
      MW Parker Місяць тому +1

      @CheetahInIreland Oh come on, you can't honestly think the fact that it's Jennifer Lawrence has nothing to do with it.

    • CheetahInIreland
      CheetahInIreland Місяць тому

      @MW Parker Your mistake is that you believe that it has anything to do with WHO is making the comment, while ignoring WHAT they are saying. You're profiling people, essentially. If Tom Holland spoke the same falsehood that Jennifer Lawrence did, then he would certainly be called out. Because it's the ridiculous lie that is the problem. People don't enjoy being told things that aren't true. It makes them mad.

    • Johnnie J
      Johnnie J Місяць тому +1

      @MW Parker the irony is that it's Lawrence jumping on the bandwagon of "women don't get representation in movies, no protagonist roles, lead roles" blah blah etc etc

  • K.A.S
    K.A.S Місяць тому +92

    Did this just changed my life? Such intelligent and incredible women

  • Gabriel Menegazzo de Lima
    Gabriel Menegazzo de Lima Місяць тому +23

    MY God, I love this woman!!!! Viola Davis has my heart forever and always

  • Craig cesterjr
    Craig cesterjr Місяць тому +86

    As someone getting ready to audition for MFA Acting Programs this smacked me in my heart, and lit a fire in my soul.

    • emanuel carvalho
      emanuel carvalho 21 день тому

      @Hannah Satterlee yesss

    • Hannah Satterlee
      Hannah Satterlee Місяць тому +1

      Keep us updated!!

    • Makai Walker
      Makai Walker Місяць тому +1


    • Aaron J
      Aaron J Місяць тому +5

      Go after it brotha! God is with you
      And you’ll get in!

    HERSTORY Місяць тому +5

    Thank you for coming to the Viola Davis podcast. This woman deserves an Oscar just for the way she speaks her truth and owns up to every aspect of herself (good or bad). I can listen to her for days! Jennifer Lawrence was just the cherry on top since she’s also very unapologetically herself. These are true interviews. Bravo 👏

  • Nic Freeman
    Nic Freeman Місяць тому +149

    Jennifer is such a ground breaker, she played both Thelma & Louise. so brave... stunning.

    • Ricardo Vargas
      Ricardo Vargas Місяць тому +6

      She also played Harvey Keitel.

    • Candido B
      Candido B Місяць тому +11

      So, so brave. I'm glad someone remembered that movie the same way I did 🤣

  • Edit That Stuff
    Edit That Stuff Місяць тому +148

    I could listen to Viola speak for hours she's like that cool Aunt who tells you story after story so inspiring.
    Jennifer Lawrence is so amazing it's great to have her back especially for A24
    She definitely by accident MIS spoke about being the first action woman. Guys please calm. She's absolutely wonderful.
    I wish her the best with her newest movie and the rest of her wonderful projects she has down the line

  • Morenike Okoma
    Morenike Okoma Місяць тому +35

    I love this interview, it is so beautifully wholesome. Such an authentic conversation.

  • Yo_isJoe
    Yo_isJoe Місяць тому +63

    I remember back in 1979 when Jennifer Lawrence starred as the first mainstream female action lead in the classic film, “Alien.” Really paved the way for women everywhere.

  • Erin
    Erin Місяць тому +136

    She's so inspiring, I hope rookie actresses like Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton become like her one day 🥹🥹🥹

    • lool l
      lool l 10 днів тому

      @Courtney knows who who are?

    • samsamsam
      samsamsam Місяць тому +1

      @XAIE the 3rd hm i still think she didn't say anything wrong, i still think she meant for kids because in the video every time she talks about hunger games she mentions about kids, with the first female action lead and then about the girls dressing up as katniss for halloween. and i took it that she was bored and frustrated artistically with the movies that she was making, she made a lot of mainstream movies that was not great and she felt she was losing herself, so she took a break (and got married with a baby!!)). she retracted because a lot of people took her words the wrong way and was attacking her. i have not seen woman king so i can't give any comments on it, just saw the previews it seem good, that cast was STACKED. clearly will win a few awards.

    • XAIE the 3rd
      XAIE the 3rd Місяць тому +2

      @samsamsam either way, Jennifer never said "Nobody had ever put a female action lead in a kids movie." She just said that she was the first ever, which flat out isn't true. But besides that, the only reason she's emphasizing this is because she's gone down from doing 4 movies a year to less than 1, (3 movies in 4 years) under the excuse of not wanting to work for bigots. Essentially implying "Please someone hire me my one redeeming quality is that you'll be accused less." Woman King was a horribly written, historically inaccurate and soulless story, but because they didn't show a male character doing a single good thing or showing a single good quality, it can't be accused of sexism. That's why Jennifer is brown-nosing so shamelessly.
      Additionally, in follow up interviews and after Variety deleted the original tweet quoting her exactly, she took back what she said. Not added that she meant only for kids, actually retracted her lie completely and rephrased it as "How nice it felt to tear down stereotypes."

    • samsamsam
      samsamsam Місяць тому +1

      ​@Evacody124 but hunger games is still considered a kids movie, the target demo are kids and teens. regardless of the subject matter, if the mpaa deemed it pg-13 anyone can watch it. avatar had murder and the topic of genocide and colonization, endgame had someone decapitated, inception had themes of suicide, all of them are pg-13 and families can see them.

    • Evacody124
      Evacody124 Місяць тому +1

      @samsamsam do you even know why the PG13 rating was made? Again just because something is PG13 does not me it's a family movie. Just because Cast Away is PG13 does not make it a family film.

  • Christian -Joy
    Christian -Joy Місяць тому +622

    Viola mentions how society and the industry sees her as “non classically beautiful” and Lawrence did the EXACT thing Charlize Theron did in an interview with Viola 10 years ago. She immediately tells her how she thinks she is beautiful and to “not listen to them” as if she’s talking to an insecure teen 😅. At least this time, Davis explained that she was speaking from an observational viewpoint.

    • Caleb Gordon
      Caleb Gordon Місяць тому

      I think the situations are a little different. Charlize should have known better, especially since she is South African. Jennifer was just naive and genuine about the situation.

    • Anya Hooper
      Anya Hooper Місяць тому +1

      @Lo thank you!!!!!

    • Lo
      Lo Місяць тому +16

      It's a female thing. Not a racial thing. As a black woman I didn't see it as annoying. But Jennifer wanted to make sure viola wasn't putting herself down. And viola explained it wasn't. People shouldn't look more into it than that.

    • Robyne🍀
      Robyne🍀 Місяць тому

      @Corey O.Conner I really don't think that's what the commenter even remotely implied one bit
      But, interesting how YOU definitely turned it into a race issue.
      The commenter meant, that V knows she's a beautiful woman. Maybe she's wanting some compliments.. Much like a teenager might do.
      It's about her personality. Or her way of speaking at the time. That she didn't clearly state that it was from an objective second person perspective.
      So what she conveyed was misconstrued as if she were fishing for compliments. The other actors assured her she was beautiful.
      Much like you would do with a teenager.

    • Robyne🍀
      Robyne🍀 Місяць тому

      It's fishing 🦦 for compliments.
      You're right.
      It's something teenage girls (16-17), maybe up to early twenties would do.

  • YouTube is my time machine
    YouTube is my time machine Місяць тому +9

    Two my favorites. Really enjoyed seeing them together.

  • Tru Justice
    Tru Justice Місяць тому +46

    Both ladies are legends and I do not miss a performance of either. Bringing the person on the page to testify for those who live those lives into the real world.

    • Zelg Kopitar
      Zelg Kopitar Місяць тому

      @perry jones lol

    • perry jones
      perry jones Місяць тому +1

      @Zelg Kopitar Jennifer is the actresses of her generation

    • Zelg Kopitar
      Zelg Kopitar Місяць тому

      One's a legend and the other is a legend in her own mind.

  • Wendy A
    Wendy A Місяць тому +87

    Having watched the whole interview I find it really odd that the comment section is so focused on one section of the interview where Jennifer made a wrong statement when the full conversation is so enriching and full of life. These two women were vulnerable, kind, showed a deep interest in one another, listened to one another and even shared such profound truths. It’s a great conversation, we’re too obsessed with catching people out and ‘gotcha’ moments that we lose out on the really good stuff.

    • Funk Robot
      Funk Robot 14 днів тому

      Well, I mean….I met her in Peachtree city Georgia a few years back. Terrible human being lol. Made a big scene at a local bar and very nearly was kicked out. Everyone who interacted with her hated her lol.

    • Beebop Boop
      Beebop Boop Місяць тому +3

      Especially because at 27:20, she talks about not being articulating herself well enough and having people picking her words apart to give negative meanings. They literally did exactly what she was afraid of them doing

    • Marcus Ute
      Marcus Ute Місяць тому +2

      I’m so glad you pointed this out. Viola articulated so many profound truths about being a working artist, like when she asked Jennifer about how she makes people feel “less alone” with her performances, but here we are; focusing on an out of touch statement that was probably just an understandable miscommunication. This conversation is one worth listening to from start to finish.

    • Cruser
      Cruser Місяць тому +2

      Was the enrichment part of the conversation something like a 32 year old multi millionaire living in the lap of luxury is oppressed. But that male trucker, whose shipping stuff for Jennifer to buy, wearing a Trump hat, living paycheck to paycheck is the real monster we need to get rid of.

    • Samantha Waldecker
      Samantha Waldecker Місяць тому +8

      bc ppl care WAY too much lol was it a complete incorrect statement? absolutely. Do i act like i know her? nope. Ppl LOVE to be so critical of everyone else BUT themselves. We're all hypocrites to a point and we all make incorrect statements sometimes. Ppl should probably care more about the ppl they elect into office instead of freaking out over something Jen said. Sorry, just have been reading negative after negative comment and im just tired of it. But hey, to each their own right?🤷‍♀️✌🏻


    I have never watched the Alien movies myself but I have seen many videos online and read about Ellen Ripley as a character. Needless to say, Jennifer Lawrence did a flawless job in portraying the character from the late 70s to the late 90s.

  • Meeco & Muco & Tiger ミーコとムーコとタイギャ

    24:28 “I have to honor her” means a lot. I can feel their respect for those who have difficulties in life is real and sincere.
    I felt something different when a Japanese filmmaker and an actor talking “For my role as a poor person, I gained my weight by eating carbon because poor people tend to eat a lot of carbon and tend to be fat with carbon.” and praise for that.
    Now I see huge fundamental difference between two of them here and some of the people in that industry in Japan I have to say.

  • Ask4TheUpgrade
    Ask4TheUpgrade Місяць тому +32

    Two fellow Leo actresses exchanging experiences. Many Leos are super creative and absolutely *thrive* on being in the spotlight:
    - Viola Davis 08/11
    - Jennifer Lawrence 08/15

    • Your_average_jane
      Your_average_jane 24 дні тому

      I hate Leo’s, the girls are bitchy and the men are lunatics, i absolutely hate them

  • Bruna Oliveira
    Bruna Oliveira Місяць тому +52

    Viola is so beautifully eloquent.

  • LoneBerseker
    LoneBerseker Місяць тому +263

    I remember Jennifer , back in the 80/90's when she was killing zombies, raiding tombs, surviving aliens, turning from a fragile woman into a badass warior trying saving the world from merciless killer robots. Jennier did lay the ground work for every woman that came after her, a true real life hero 👏🏻

    • Sunnie Redwing
      Sunnie Redwing Місяць тому

      @Red Shed yeah but not to the magnitude that the hunger games was. She got four whole movies that skyrocketed as a female war hero. She broke down barriers for other women in a huge way. Yes, she did.

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому

      @Sunnie Redwing No, it wasn't groundbreaking. And that is the point. There have been women successfully in the lead of action films and tv shows for decades.

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому

      @Dr. Jooks She didn't say child or girl. She said woman.

    • LoneBerseker
      LoneBerseker Місяць тому

      @Dr. Jooks She was 21....Angelina Jolie was 26 when she did Tombraider.
      Still, her point was not really about age, it was mainly about identifying with gender...

    • samsamsam
      samsamsam Місяць тому +1

      @Wangathin yes it is ask the average person who do they know katniss or freakin wendy wu lol

  • Kenneth young
    Kenneth young Місяць тому +761

    I remember the first time I watched Kill Bill. I was just in awe of how bad ass the female lead was in this. I'm telling you I don't think anyone could have played the Bride as well as Jennifer Lawrence did. She was amazing.

    • Israel Asiku
      Israel Asiku Місяць тому +5

      Lol did you know she was in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon? Damn her fighting skills was solid!!!!!

    • Candido B
      Candido B Місяць тому +1

      @Olsen65 It's called sarcasm. His comment was meant to be sarcastic...

    • Aiman Maraidi
      Aiman Maraidi Місяць тому +2

      @Sal Marciano If you ask me, I do think it is a big deal because if no one criticised her for it then thousands of people would believe the lie. Female actors have been in the fil industry way before Jennifer was popular.

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      Ilse Swart Місяць тому


    • Kenton Baird
      Kenton Baird Місяць тому +3

      @Sal Marciano No, see, I asked a question:
      I'm here for the comedy, what are YOU here for?
      To rush to the defence of an oblivious californian gucci?

  • Billy Alarie
    Billy Alarie Місяць тому +13

    Jennifer Lawrence’s reaction to the line “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn” was so much more iconic than anything else about the movie Rosebud, which, believe it or not, starred an actual sled.

  • L. Bi.
    L. Bi. Місяць тому +2

    What an amazing moment of truth. I don't recall seeing this much powerful vulnerability in any kind of conversation lately. Isn't it just amazing how the human mind and soul works, Viola talking, Jennifer actively listening and vice versa. Thinking about each others views. Two human beings connecting plus grounding & educating us. Excellent encounter, thanks for sharing your truths with us!

  • Mitsuko Balarezo
    Mitsuko Balarezo Місяць тому +15

    This was a great episode. Truly vulnerability and understanding.
    Viola wisdom is outstanding and so real.

  • Karly Beaumont
    Karly Beaumont Місяць тому +5

    What a beautiful, honest conversation. Loved it

  • Kram Sacul
    Kram Sacul Місяць тому +247

    Jennifer Lawrence was truly a head of her time. Even before she was born.

    • Mik Dav12
      Mik Dav12 9 днів тому

      @hara What is really surprising is people look up to these shallow, lying narcissists and believe everything they say. Even worse they try to emulate them

    • hara
      hara 9 днів тому

      @Mik Dav12ur perspective of life or at least some parts of it, is concerning

    • bad mojo
      bad mojo Місяць тому

      @David Perez Gonzalez I agree in part but would add, some actors and actresses are really brilliant people. However the factors that make you successful in entertainment have precious little to do with intelligence.

    • David Perez Gonzalez
      David Perez Gonzalez Місяць тому

      @bad mojo thats the point friend!! Who cares about those actors, they are nothing, and I love cinema but people have divinized actors too much.

    • bad mojo
      bad mojo Місяць тому

      @Anya Hooper No. If you put absurd and ridiculous ideas into the public space you have to expect to be challenged. Wanting the world to be an echo chamber of your own ideas is a bit pathetic.

  • Domii x o
    Domii x o Місяць тому +7

    I love how real and candid they are in this interview, it's simply beautiful ❤️

  • Len Divine
    Len Divine Місяць тому +42

    “Noone wants to reveal their shit”- Viola

  • Asre Emse
    Asre Emse Місяць тому +12

    I really love listening to Viola talk and I love both of them together

  • Props3D
    Props3D Місяць тому +98

    Her groundbreaking role as a Red Sonja was inspiring, showing that a female lead in an action movie can hold her own in a fight even next to the great Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • Props3D
      Props3D Місяць тому

      ​@Shanna H ​ I 3D modeled/printed her sword for my oldest daughter, both my daughter's (and me) love Red Sonja. I will fully admit that great female led action movies weren't common, but there were some awesome ones that deserve acknowledgement

    • Shanna H
      Shanna H Місяць тому

      I honestly searched for this right here. I mean she must not know. Red Sonja, that was my movie.

  • Ala Vanessa
    Ala Vanessa Місяць тому +29

    Love Viola so much.. love how she's always so vulnerable and completely herself. Being brave enough to be yourself really let's other pple feel like it's ok to do that too

  • Kirch
    Kirch Місяць тому +63

    Viola is such an incredible person. Could listen to her for hours. The way she described why people are drawn to Jennifer was so spot on.

  • Sean lance
    Sean lance Місяць тому +9

    Two of the most effective actresses we have. Love them both Annalise & Katniss

  • Danisha Scarfpin
    Danisha Scarfpin Місяць тому +5

    Jennifer Lawrence does great in the movies she plays in....but she can't possibly believe she is the
    first female to lead an action film 🤔?!? I mean has she never seen Angelina Jolie kick ass in Tomb Raider?! She made every girl want to be Laura Croft!

  • Jesse McNabb
    Jesse McNabb Місяць тому +14

    To have the first 2 female action stars on the same set together is just amazing and ground breaking. I'm so glad they brought up race and gender and confronted such hindered experiences they went through to become the first female action stars ever!!! 🌟

    • Michael S
      Michael S Місяць тому +1

      @In tell ect I think he's being sarcastic.

    • In tell ect
      In tell ect Місяць тому

      First female stars ever? Umm there's Angelina in Salt .. the movie Catalina... Why are they acting like the first

    • Michael S
      Michael S Місяць тому +1

      Of course they were going to bring it up. It's woke Hollywood. Can have a conversation without mentioning race or sex. It's exhausting.

  • Rhen Merchant
    Rhen Merchant Місяць тому +28

    I remember seeing Jennifer as Foxy Brown back in the early 70's and thought "Wow a strong kick ass lead female" I bet that never happens again!

  • Sarah Mae
    Sarah Mae Місяць тому +106

    I absolutely loved listening to Viola Davis, especially on how the process on set matters more than the business side of their industry. You can tell she's so passionate about what she does. So inspiring.

    • Ocker3
      Ocker3 Місяць тому +2

      I loved her in The Woman King, she's excellent for the role, a hard bitten General who has seen her fellow soldiers, who she trained and lead for years, die at her side. And then recruited more warriors, for the good of the country.

  • James Riesterer
    James Riesterer 13 днів тому +5

    This selection of unique individuals couldn’t have resulted in a more inspired, insightful or thoughtful conversation. And the results are equally as unique and enticing for their soul stirring nature at the many levels of life experience. Unexpected, welcome and fulfilling beyond my wildest dreams. Thank you Viola. Thank you Jennifer. You are where you both belong during this conversation. And society has received your most precious gifts. I will pray that there is attention and discussion to equally approach the passion which you both have continued to offer in your life perspective. Thank you. JimR

  • J Potter
    J Potter Місяць тому +81

    The way Lawrence took down the queen Xenomorph in Alien was stunning and brave!

    • Jared Caines
      Jared Caines Місяць тому

      Did you watch the whole conversation?

    HERSTORY Місяць тому +21

    Thank you for coming to the Viola Davis podcast. This woman deserves an Oscar just for the way she speaks her truth and owns up to every aspect of herself (good or bad). I can listen to her for days! Jennifer Lawrence was just the cherry on top since she’s also very unapologetically herself. These are true interviews. Bravo 👏

    • James Carr
      James Carr Місяць тому +1

      @JSshe was. She played ripley and Sarah Connor. And on tv she played Sydney bristow, buffy summers, Dana Scully and Juliet burke. 😂

    • JS
      JS Місяць тому

      Like the truth of Jennifer claiming she’s the first female action star?

  • MickieB
    MickieB Місяць тому +12

    I don’t understand any of the JLaw hate. She let Viola speak so much, and you can see the respect and admiration she has for her.
    Jennifer literally said she hates the press because of how she’s portrayed and here y’all are going in on her.

    • MickieB
      MickieB Місяць тому +1

      @Red Shed Again, she apologized. It just wasn't to your standard. She acknowledged those that came before her. It wasn't to your standard.

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому +1

      @MickieB Saying that isn't what I meant and acting like a victim for being called on the carpet for a blatantly untrue statement isn't the same as saying "I apologize" and saying thank you to all of the incredible actors she slighted and ignored with that.

    • Ibn Khaldoun
      Ibn Khaldoun Місяць тому +1

      @MickieB "that's not what i meant" isn't the same thing as "oops, i guess i'm ignorant on this subject, apologies". sometimes you can't save face and she's still trying

    • MickieB
      MickieB Місяць тому +1

      @Paul McLauchlin And she has since then apologized, acknowledged that's not at all what she meant, and yet you still take this to be some egregious insult to every other female actress known to man.

    • Paul McLauchlin
      Paul McLauchlin Місяць тому +2

      She claimed there were no female action leads before her! Even with the best will in the world it is an absolutely ridiculous and ignorant statement to make.

  • Michelle Reyes
    Michelle Reyes Місяць тому +17

    Viola you're a treasure for the industry thank you for sharing your knowledge

  • lucynx1
    lucynx1 Місяць тому +4

    What an amazing conversation Jen just truly listening to everything Viola has to say xx

  • Roy Calderon
    Roy Calderon Місяць тому +22

    Viola Davis. Love her! Amazing!!

  • Mike GC Smash
    Mike GC Smash Місяць тому +28

    Jennifer Lawrence is one of the women to ever exist. wow

  • Spirit In The Material World
    Spirit In The Material World Місяць тому +100

    Holy crap, man! Viola got super, super real about this business. Makes me admire her and the craft even more.

    • theplourde
      theplourde Місяць тому

      Is there a video where it’s just Viola Davis talking and you don’t hear any of the person across from her?

    • William Egan
      William Egan Місяць тому +2

      Super real about what, exactly? Not the true facts behind her movie The Woman King, that’s for sure.

    • TheMusicolophile
      TheMusicolophile Місяць тому

      So real that one could be fooled into thinking it’s fake.

    • Mike Turner
      Mike Turner Місяць тому +10

      Real about what. Why wont she be real about woman king?

    • Kevin T
      Kevin T Місяць тому +13

      But Jennifer Lawrence was the one who helped Viola.

  • Miss Cakes
    Miss Cakes Місяць тому +15

    I'm a big fan of her character in Resident Evil.

  • Victor Carrillo
    Victor Carrillo Місяць тому +7

    Incredible interview two beautiful Women & Mom ❤

  • Rafael Cozzarelli
    Rafael Cozzarelli Місяць тому +90

    Im not a film or acting student but boy i want Viola as my teacher. She speaks so passionate about her work

  • puffoffluffedair
    puffoffluffedair Місяць тому +8

    omg i never want this conversation to end. this made me feel so seen as someone in acting school. These two women really unpacked it all so eloquently. Never resonated with anything more especially about the industry.

    • puffoffluffedair
      puffoffluffedair Місяць тому

      @Patricity oh ur talking abt Jennifer

    • Patricity
      Patricity Місяць тому

      @puffoffluffedair she said, and I quote "I remember when I was doing Hunger Games, nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work..." you want to love a girl who erases all female accomplishments and the 50 fuckin female action star before her go ahead.

    • puffoffluffedair
      puffoffluffedair Місяць тому

      @Patricity u hearing voices or what. shes never said that...anyways. slay.

    • Patricity
      Patricity Місяць тому

      She doesnt know dick about movies if she thinks she the first ever female action star

  • T.J. Sortino
    T.J. Sortino Місяць тому +22

    This is my truly, honest most favorite Actors on Actors episode! The Woman King, was my favorite movie for 2022 because of what Viola Davis brought to te film. I don't know that any other actor could have made that movie! I just can't see it in my head! Plus, she is just a Beauitful woman to look at! And... Causeway was my favorite Jennifer Lawrence film to date!!!! Truly my favorite, and that's saying something because I love Jennifer Lawrence movies!!! Jennifer is one of those rare movie stars that come around once in a generation. Meaning, her talent is God given, and raw! There are many raw talents out there but, it's extremely rare that everything aligns and a true Global Movie Star is born from it all! The reasons are many, yet few at the same time. I truly believe that if she wasn't a traditional American grade school dropout her craft would've suffered! The school system here just robs to many of us of things I won't mention here, but if you know, you know. When I watched Winters Bone I thought, this is my generations Meryl. Then I watched Hunger Games and remember saying, this girl will be the highest paid actress in the world one day! That was just a few years later I read in Forbes she made my words come true! I see two great women and forces to be reckoned with in Hollywood here. I just love this discussion, thank you for being so honest in this conversation. This episode taught me through the experience of real people. Just the same way, Causeway gave me a lesson on myself, through the experience of real people! That's the ability of great acting, great film making, and epic truth telling!

  • Joy
    Joy Місяць тому +9

    I saw a different part of Jennifer Lawrence that I didn't know in this interview. I appreciate the honesty and vulnerability.

  • grace cardenas
    grace cardenas Місяць тому +28

    Funny to me how Jenn is literally telling how she hates interviews and press, fearing what will happen next if something comes out wrong, and then y’all go and do just that with the Action stuff, like, of course she knows she’s not the first one ever. Like????

    • Oda Margrethe Lilleaasen
      Oda Margrethe Lilleaasen 16 днів тому

      Yes! I see it as an example of people not hearing and seeing the whole person. The larger society has so little grace for ADHD.

    • NotAfraid280
      NotAfraid280 20 днів тому

      Why did she say that then lol

    • Danna Kiel
      Danna Kiel Місяць тому

      I love her 🫶🏾 however she mistakenly said what she said. Erasure though unintentional can happen and there will be a response. Correction is correction. The fact is Social Media ♥️ has given EVERYONE a megaphone 📢. This interview with its hundreds of thousands of views is running through a megaphone 📢 and the return - the feedback will also be through a megaphone 📢. I agree that the levels of vitriol about it may have been too much but no one gets to choose who has a voice (and platform) and who doesn’t. Bless ♥️ the hearts of all involved. #ThisTooShallPass

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому +6

      And yet she said it, and expanded on the thought.

  • m
    m Місяць тому +12

    5:00 I get that what she's saying is not true, and perhaps she was trying to make herself look better by saying such thing, but omg people on the internet are taking this way out of proportion! Also, she adds " we were told", assuming this was something someone told her - which still doesn't make it true, but it didn't seem like she was disregarding the other action movie female stars (at least on purpose). She was just trying to prove the point that it's great that there is action movies led by female characters. She has also clarified this weird remark, I really don't get what else people want? Like, I came here because I got recommended a video of some dude talking so much crap about this woman he doesn't even know personally, just because she said this. People on the internet are way too much lmao

  • Majd Mahmoud
    Majd Mahmoud Місяць тому +75

    It's funny how all these comments are bashing Jennifer Lawrence when just a few minutes after the infamous comment at exactly 27:22 she says that she hates doing press because people always misquote her or the thought that she was trying to make doesn't come across like she meant it, come on people she's not stupid, she knows she's not the first female action lead.

    • Mediados
      Mediados 23 дні тому

      @Wadaya Jones Exactly what I wanted to express, I don't mean to incriminate Jennifer Lawrence here as I give her the benefit of the doubt in this case, but Viola Davis strikes me as a person who has learned to coat her toxic opinions in an eloquent manner of speech so less people question what exactly she is saying.

    • Wadaya Jones
      Wadaya Jones 23 дні тому

      @Mediados This wasnt her opinion mate, she was saying thats what people told her. But on the other hand when she was just using that to explain something viola davis jumped on that with agreeance while jen was just explaining the hypothetical shed been given during her career.

    • Mediados
      Mediados 24 дні тому +1

      "Girls and boys can both identify with a male lead. Boys cannot identify with a female lead"
      "Oh absolutely."
      No offense, but even if you are bad at interviews you can think before you talk. I believe her when she says she didn't mean it that way, but to confirm an objectively false statement too without a pause tells me everything.

  • Susan Jones
    Susan Jones Місяць тому +10

    Beautiful conversation ❤️

  • Lo Gos
    Lo Gos Місяць тому +72

    Uma Thurman thanks Jennifer Lawrence for being her inspiration for playing The bride in Kill Bill. The original Nikita actress of the french movie of the early 90's also brings Lawrence up every time she is asked about who her role model for playing such as bad ass was.

  • Sharon Melendez
    Sharon Melendez Місяць тому +6

    Un sueño ver a dos de mis actrices favoritas sentadas juntas

  • Xeno
    Xeno Місяць тому +15

    I remember when I was watching Alien and Aliens starring Sigourney Weaver thinking, "Great, another MALE action star!" Where oh where is Jennifer Lawrence when we need her? Thank you for being so BRAVE and being the FIRST female action hero to star in her own movie!

  • Sean Worrall
    Sean Worrall Місяць тому

    I adore both of these women.. I love their work. And the idea that a boy (a man) won't pay to see either of these actors as THE 'star' in a movie is total bullshit. I am 54 years old. And white. These women are brilliant, and do brilliant work.

  • Alison Williams
    Alison Williams Місяць тому +11

    This was an interview I needed so much at this particular time in my life, and on this particular day.
    These women are so eloquent and I thank them for being so open and so raw.
    This was more helpful than so many therapy sessions have ever been.

  • ric pez
    ric pez Місяць тому +14

    Back in the 70's! Jen killed it on the movie Foxy Brown! AMAZING!

    • I. I
      I. I 19 днів тому

      I don’t understand these comments what did Jen Lawrence say

  • crystal grace
    crystal grace Місяць тому +4

    What a beautiful conversation 🥰

  • Wayne Towers
    Wayne Towers Місяць тому +2

    I remember watching the 1958 movie The Inn of the Sixth Happiness with Jennifer Lawrence, the way she guided those children through troubled areas was awe inspiring.
    She was also the first woman on Harvey's casting couch. What a career.

  • Danna Kiel
    Danna Kiel Місяць тому +21

    Tears came up for me as Viola talked about the pencil in the mouth and the holding of her rib cage to make sure her breathing was proper and then the progression into her features and the HER of it all and who she is and was in the face studying and performing Eurocentric work #whitecharacters
    This interview is phenomenal and still very triumphant!

  • Kate Roberts
    Kate Roberts Місяць тому +2

    ok so she claims she was the first woman in an action movie....Sigourney Weaver Alien, Carrie Fisher Star Wars.. the list goes on. These were all lead roles, strong women, in action movies, and did a fabulous job. I think if your target audience is under 25, maybe you could get away with saying you were the first, whatever.... but the rest of us who see this pop up in you tube feed and know, immediately that's not correct. As a testament to the longevity of Alien, it was originally released in 1979. I went to a theater in Richmond that was packed. Every seat was taken, that's about 1300 seats for a movie that's 43 years old. I took my son, he's 10, loves all the Alien movies. I love to se women take on lead roles and really make that character come across as bad-ass. Im sure those Xenomorphs regretted the day they ran into Ripley.

  • HisRoyalJazness
    HisRoyalJazness Місяць тому +13

    27:41 My favorite part of the video.

  • Dario Donato Dixon
    Dario Donato Dixon Місяць тому +27

    Viola is a master class

  • Kisha Callwood
    Kisha Callwood Місяць тому +65

    Viola’s honesty is so beautiful and refreshing. She makes my heart sing!!!

  • R.B.I. Vids
    R.B.I. Vids Місяць тому +24

    "The more brave you are to tell the truth, the character, the more people come to see it. " Davis
    Didn't she make a based on true events movie this year that completely disregarded the real history?

    • June Asiimwe
      June Asiimwe Місяць тому +3

      Shhhh don't try to apply logic to this BS.

  • Lolokthenm8
    Lolokthenm8 10 днів тому +3

    Miss Viola Davis is truly 1/1. There will never be another Viola Davis. Her perspective and ability to succinctly detail & break down layered topics is truly astonishing and a gift

  • Peter Rodriguez
    Peter Rodriguez Місяць тому +14

    This interview was so touching at so many points for me as they spoke about being human regardless of platform.
    A news/magazine source still chose to write about a misspoken moment that they touched on being their least favorite part of interviews. It did make me come watch this but made me dislike that magazine for how they chose to pick apart Jennifer Lawrence’s statement.
    I love these two actors so much and respect tf out of their craft/talent and barriers they’re breaking

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому +1

      The magazine didn't pick it apart or make it look any different. She isn't being misquoted and it wasn't manipulated. I watched the whole interview too. The statement is literally WHAT SHE SAID. She said it and she expanded on the thought. She isn't a victim. The only person that made Jennifer look bad is Jennifer. She isn't breaking any barriers. Those barriers were broken decades ago by other women. She isn't the first woman lead in an action movie. She isn't the 10th. She isn't the 100th. She is claiming credit for other women did decades ago.

  • TK Naturals
    TK Naturals Місяць тому +34

    thank you Viola and Jennifer for reminding us what humanity looks like. So inspired by you both ❤

  • Preslav Nikolov
    Preslav Nikolov 6 днів тому +1

    A beautiful, honest conversation! I love it! I love how open and vulnerable they are; the way they approch their roles and the understanding they have of their characters. The courage of people who the world sees as successfull badass actresses to say "I am terrified of every role I take on"; to show you that they have impostor syndrome too! That they have anxiety too! I love it!
    P.s.: I love Viola's laughter!

  • Ryan Peck
    Ryan Peck Місяць тому +23

    What a traumatic moment when people realize life existed before they were born

  • Anastasia Sharova
    Anastasia Sharova Місяць тому +2

    wow this is the most profound interview I've ever watched

  • Aubrey Winters
    Aubrey Winters Місяць тому +13

    People tend to forget that these are humans, beautifully complex talented humans who have insecurities, worries, fears and different ways of communicating. Jennifer crying and her voice shaking while talking about how she worries about what she says in interviews and how its perceived and STILL bullies descend on her over her talking about what she went through while being a female lead in an action movie, I found it interesting that people told her that males felt like they could only identify with a male lead vs woman who can identifiy with both. She was trying to connect her experience with Viola's to further the conversation. Jennifer has always been smart, it's why she's funny, her brain moves really quickly and sometimes has misteps, I wouldn't be surprised if she connects with others by adding her own experiences some people find that annoying and others understand it's to communicate something that they've had in common. Honestly it's pretty sad to see how many actresses like Viola and Jennifer feel misunderstood based off of people just being gossips and bullies. We have got to look at ourselves and how we treat others.

    • Andrew Stone
      Andrew Stone День тому +1

      ​@Anna M nothing wrong with being sensitive, thats why she is where she is doing what shes doing. at the end of the day shes still a person and has feeligs. saying she should change professions isnt a solution.

    • Unwilling Cat Slave
      Unwilling Cat Slave 2 дні тому +1

      @Aubrey Winters - agree with what you said… I never interpreted what she said in a self glorifying way, unless I came to the comments section. Calling out factual inconsistencies vs being sarcastic is different. The latter is bullying. Add to that mentioning all the other action flicks - one could turn around and say yeah we know! No flex needed…

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Місяць тому +3

      I'm not perceiving what she said. She flat out said she was the first and she isn't. Calling out a lie isn't bullying. Did she grow up in a bubble and still live there? Has she never turned on the TV? Female action leads have been popular for decades - Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman all the way back to the 1970's, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Xena Warrior Princess, Alias, and so many others. And movies, Alien series, Terminator Series, Underworld, Resident Evil, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ultraviolet and so forth, again going back to the 1970s. She took credit for the accomplishments of so many other women like Pam Grier, Sigourney Weaver, Uma Thurman, Kate Beckinsale etc with that. What she "went through" being the female lead in an action film? She is not the first to do that. She's not the 10th, she's not the 100th. She isn't the first anything. When someone says something that is flat out untrue, it is not bullying to correct the bullcrap.

    • Anna M
      Anna M Місяць тому +1

      if she's this fragile maybe she should change professions that don't require as much exposure to big audiences? just a suggestion.

    • Andrew Stone
      Andrew Stone Місяць тому +2

      p much this. only people that are miserable are the ones leaving the vicious comments.

  • 12myth00
    12myth00 Місяць тому +3

    This was like the greatest therapy session❤

  • Mateus Cruz
    Mateus Cruz 3 дні тому

    Duas grandes atrizes. Uma que conseguiu ser uma das melhores mesmo com todas chances contra e uma que mesmo com todo privilégio nunca ficou na zona de conforto, mostrando que é mais do que um rosto bonito. E eu entendo a fala da J-law em dizer que não se sente digna de estar na mesma sala que a Viola, mas ela precisa saber que também é incrível, e não umas dessas atrizes básicas de hoje em dia. Pra mim, esses minutos passaram voando, eu podia ficar horas ouvindo as duas e não me cansar.

  • Genti M
    Genti M Місяць тому +1

    Hilarious how Jennifer Lawrence was told by studio executives that a woman can't lead an action film and then everybody jumps on her for regurgitating what some a-hole told her.
    Edit: Check 27:00 for a poignant look at self-worth from one of the most scrutinized people on the planet.

  • Secrets Of Dumbledore
    Secrets Of Dumbledore Місяць тому +23

    Jennifer Lawrence was amazing in Charlies Angels 😂

  • Eric Gavagnini
    Eric Gavagnini Місяць тому +4

    These are 2 of my all-time favorite actors, never mind being my 2 favorite female actresses. The detail and passion they put into their roles is phenomenal. Viola being 56 when she started Filming Woman King is just so remarkable to me. To be so vibrant and healthy and athletic as she is, is just a true testament of her commitment to her craft.

  • Rorisang
    Rorisang Місяць тому +6

    Man I really loved that one movie by Jennifer Lawrence called Columbiana, where she played a Latina woman called Zoe Saldana.
    Weird she had brown face on but it really shows her dedication

  • André Jauneau
    André Jauneau Місяць тому +14

    Since then Jennifer told the Hollywood Reporter: "That's certainly not what I meant to say at all. I know that I am not the only woman who has ever led an action film. What I meant to emphasize was how good it feels. And I meant that with Viola - to blow past these old myths that you hear about the chatter that you would hear around that kind of thing. But it was my blunder and it came out wrong. I had nerves talking to a living legend."

    • Robert BullDoza
      Robert BullDoza Місяць тому

      Genuinely curious LMK about that :)

    • Ragnarok the warchild
      Ragnarok the warchild Місяць тому

      jennifer Lawrence whos been in the business longer than viola with decades of media training and has been in the limelight longer was nervous being interviewed by a recent up and comer celeb that went through the same media traning as Jennifer throwing jennifer softball questions and we the plebians are supposed to believe her that she misspoke after they were verbally jacking each other off because they made some movies

    • Robert BullDoza
      Robert BullDoza Місяць тому

      Did she tell Hollywood reporter about how weinsteins wood felt getting chopped off in her trundle

  • Israel Asiku
    Israel Asiku Місяць тому +7

    Ellen Ripley, Sarah Connor, Lara Croft, The Bride (Black Mamba), Yu Shu Lien, Trinity, Selene, Alice, Rita Vrataski, Evelyn O'Connell, Natasha Romanoff, Red Sonja, Nikita, Imperator Furiosa, Clarice Starling, Peggy Carter, Dorothy Gale, Daenerys Targaryen, Wonder Woman, Wanda Maximoff, X-23, every film that has Michelle Rodriguez, Lucy, every Disney princess, Hanna Heller, Xena, Jessica Jones, Annalise Keating, e.t.c.
    I could go on and on.
    The problem isn't representation. It's IGNORANCE AND LACK OF EXPOSURE.

  • John Ottway
    John Ottway Місяць тому +9

    I want to see a movie with Catniss everdeen fighting the queen alien. How long until Catniss gets rescued by Ripley....or Newt.

  • Scott Mena
    Scott Mena Місяць тому +31

    I loved this!!! Dang, Viola is a Master Teacher in acting. I loved how she broke down the reality of the business and trying not to let it seep into the work. It's a lot of work doing these films but I loved how they use their truth to their characters. Such a fascinating interview.

  • Joana Freitas
    Joana Freitas 3 дні тому +2

    I could listen to Viola speaking for hours and hours nonstop… such a wise, amazing, beautiful human being. Also loved to see Jennifer and specially her vulnerability in this, you could see it was therapeutical to her

  • Kye Wilson
    Kye Wilson 27 днів тому +13

    This conversation was so special, it’s one of the few actors on actors I’ve watched that I felt really transcended the camera/set and turned into a real toss of passion back and forth. So warm

  • Dein Haufen Stinkt
    Dein Haufen Stinkt Місяць тому +5

    Hilarious. Just hilarious.

  • Dora Graciela Gonzalez
    Dora Graciela Gonzalez Місяць тому +33

    Wow, what a beautiful interwiev, it was an absolute delight. Jennifer is so authentic and vulnerable, i feel a lot of empathy for her. Viola is so mature and deep. Great women and actresses. They both show that they are human not only a celebrity.