Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis in "The Help" (Photo credit: 1492 Pictures/ Motion Pictures)

(Photo credit: 1492 Pictures/ Motion Pictures)

Viola Davis Has Regrets About Role In 'The Help'

September 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis has regrets about her role as a maid in the 2011 film "The Help."

The 53-year-old told The New York Times "it wasn't the voices of the maids that were heard." Davis says if you make a movie about what it felt like to work for white people and bring up children in 1963, then she wants to hear how you really feel about it. Davis says she never heard that in the film.

Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Emma Stone, Ahna O'Reilly, and Anna Camp in "The Help" (Photo credit: 1492 Pictures/ Motion Pictures)
(Photo credit: 1492 Pictures/ Motion Pictures)

Davis received a nomination for the Academy Award for best actress for her role as Aibileen Clark. She won a Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role.

Davis stars in the crime drama "Widows," which is in theaters November 16th.