On today's episode of Cinema in Noir, we chatted about Viola Davis's comments during The Hollywood Reporter's actress roundtable. She discusses playing less sanctified characters as a black actress, and the audience's--especially black women's--cold reception to that.
We also shared our views on director Steve McQueen asking THR's director's roundtable invitees--consisting of strictly white male directors--why they don't cast more black actors in their movies (note the deafening silence in the clip here).
We also go over the latest in casting news--including an update on the Miles Davis biopic--and our favorite black family films such as the 1961 classic A Raisin in the Sun and the Will Smith-starrer Pursuit of Happyness.
Listen to the full episode below.