Taraji P. Henson
and Viola Davis
are gracing the cover of Ebony Magazine
for the May 2009 edition. The two look amazing and it's beautiful to see two Black actresses who are obviously happy they both achieved huge success this year. Both Henson and Davis received Oscar nominations this year for best supporting actress
. Here is an excerpt from Ebony:
In an exclusive photo shoot for Ebony magazine’s May issue, Davis and Henson candidly talk about the challenges that continue to face Black actresses in Hollywood. “Black directors really don’t offer me movies,” says Davis, who takes no offense to this. “Most of the work I do is really in predominantly White films. That’s just how it works.”
That is awful to hear. There aren't many Black directors in Hollywood so which ones are turning down Viola Davis? This issue of Ebony
is on newstands Thursday, April 14th.