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  • Clarence Anderson
    Clarence Anderson Ай бұрын +177

    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

  • Joy
    Joy Ай бұрын +481

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

    • RobbyRockaholic
      RobbyRockaholic 6 күн бұрын

      I just like how confident she is in her beliefs I’m always so conflicted , ugh I know big word but she’s so good at saying her piece and not mincing words , she’s like giving a speech all the time :)❤

    • Angelina Vxs
      Angelina Vxs 9 күн бұрын +1

      17:17 Jenn's face is priceless.

    • TEM LeMAY
      TEM LeMAY 17 күн бұрын

      Every time!!!!

    • Hajrije Daci
      Hajrije Daci 19 күн бұрын


    • Karen Taylor
      Karen Taylor 23 күн бұрын

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

  • Nic Freeman
    Nic Freeman Ай бұрын +153

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

    • Ricardo Vargas
      Ricardo Vargas Ай бұрын +6

      She also played Harvey Keitel.

    • Candido B
      Candido B Ай бұрын +11

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

  • LoneBerseker
    LoneBerseker Ай бұрын +264

    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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

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

    • LoneBerseker
      LoneBerseker Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Kenneth young
    Kenneth young 2 ай бұрын +766

    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.

    • Mo Rah
      Mo Rah 3 күн бұрын +1

      I agree, also I would like to add I remember watching tomb raider and was left amazed by how great Jennifer lawerence was in it.

    • A A
      A A 5 күн бұрын +2

      same with Lara Crotf she was amazing in it

    • Israel Asiku
      Israel Asiku Ай бұрын +5

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

    • Candido B
      Candido B Ай бұрын +1

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

    • Aiman Maraidi
      Aiman Maraidi Ай бұрын +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.

  • Troy Talks
    Troy Talks Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +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

    HERSTORY Ай бұрын +10

    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 👏

  • Bruna Oliveira
    Bruna Oliveira Ай бұрын +62

    Viola is so beautifully eloquent.

  • kirch
    kirch Ай бұрын +66

    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.

  • María José Hernández
    María José Hernández Ай бұрын +522

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

    • Selispeks
      Selispeks 24 күн бұрын +2

      I was just thinking the same thing 😂

    • Mommy and Little
      Mommy and Little Ай бұрын +5

      Amen 🙏🏽🤍

  • Yo_isJoe
    Yo_isJoe Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +137

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

    • lool l
      lool l 20 күн бұрын

      @Courtney knows who who are?

    • samsamsam
      samsamsam Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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.

  • Sean lance
    Sean lance 2 ай бұрын +13

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

  • Tru Justice
    Tru Justice Ай бұрын +54

    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 Ай бұрын

      @perry jones lol

    • perry jones
      perry jones Ай бұрын +1

      @Zelg Kopitar Jennifer is the actresses of her generation

    • Zelg Kopitar
      Zelg Kopitar Ай бұрын

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

  • Len Divine
    Len Divine Ай бұрын +49

    “Noone wants to reveal their shit”- Viola

  • Karly Beaumont
    Karly Beaumont Ай бұрын +6

    What a beautiful, honest conversation. Loved it

  • Asre Emse
    Asre Emse Ай бұрын +13

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

  • Sarah Mae
    Sarah Mae Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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.

  • Billy Alarie
    Billy Alarie Ай бұрын +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.

  • Kram Sacul
    Kram Sacul 2 ай бұрын +254

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

    • Mik Dav12
      Mik Dav12 19 күн бұрын

      @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 19 күн бұрын

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

    • bad mojo
      bad mojo Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын

      @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.

  • Tru Justice
    Tru Justice Ай бұрын +268

    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 14 күн бұрын +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.

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      Greenz1100 Ай бұрын


    • Subhayu Biswas
      Subhayu Biswas Ай бұрын +6

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

  • Victor Carrillo
    Victor Carrillo Ай бұрын +7

    Incredible interview two beautiful Women & Mom ❤

  • lucynx1
    lucynx1 Ай бұрын +5

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

  • Rafael Cozzarelli
    Rafael Cozzarelli 2 ай бұрын +92

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

  • Ask4TheUpgrade
    Ask4TheUpgrade Ай бұрын +33

    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 Ай бұрын

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

  • Roy Calderon
    Roy Calderon Ай бұрын +22

    Viola Davis. Love her! Amazing!!

  • Susan Jones
    Susan Jones Ай бұрын +11

    Beautiful conversation ❤️

  • Miss Cakes
    Miss Cakes Ай бұрын +15

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

  • Majd Mahmoud
    Majd Mahmoud Ай бұрын +79

    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 6 күн бұрын +1

      @Jalen Coleman In this case, that she thinks boys can't identify with women. She agreed in an instant, which shows that she genuinely believes that nonsense.

    • Jalen Coleman
      Jalen Coleman 7 күн бұрын

      @Mediados what’s a toxic opinion of hers that she covered up?

    • Mediados
      Mediados Ай бұрын

      @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 Ай бұрын +1

      @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 Ай бұрын +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.

  • T.J. Sortino
    T.J. Sortino Ай бұрын +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!

  • Ammyt
    Ammyt 13 күн бұрын +3

    Wow, my jaw drops every time I listen to Viola. There's always so much wisdom in her words.


    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.

  • I AM ZIM!!
    I AM ZIM!! 2 ай бұрын +472

    Jennifer Lawrence identifies as the first female action star. So stunning and brave

    • Film Fanatic Commentaries
      Film Fanatic Commentaries 28 күн бұрын

      80s Sigourney Weaver disagrees

    • Broke and Nameless
      Broke and Nameless Ай бұрын +1

      @I AM ZIM!! I got that your comment was sarcastic right away. In Jennifer’s defense, marquee female action stars usually come once per decade (Pam Grier 70s, Sigourney Weaver 80s, Angelina Jolie 00s) so I can see why she thinks she the 1st.

    • Guided Meditation
      Guided Meditation Ай бұрын

      @Jim Anderson Emmm Kay.....

    • Palitine Boors
      Palitine Boors Ай бұрын +1

      @Derek Baker or terminator 2

    • Ne01LnWolf69Twin85
      Ne01LnWolf69Twin85 Ай бұрын

      @Kaach Sports Woooshhh

  • Méchant Manu
    Méchant Manu Ай бұрын +13

    I love how Jennifer Lawrence was the first black female action star from the 70’s

  • Rhen Merchant
    Rhen Merchant Ай бұрын +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!

  • HisRoyalJazness
    HisRoyalJazness 2 ай бұрын +13

    27:41 My favorite part of the video.

  • Raichielle Liddell
    Raichielle Liddell Ай бұрын +182

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

    • Danna Kiel
      Danna Kiel Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +1


    • The punisher bot
      The punisher bot Ай бұрын +6


    • VerveTech
      VerveTech Ай бұрын +1

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

  • Sharon Melendez
    Sharon Melendez Ай бұрын +6

    Un sueño ver a dos de mis actrices favoritas sentadas juntas

  • Danna Kiel
    Danna Kiel Ай бұрын +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!

  • Kisha Callwood
    Kisha Callwood Ай бұрын +66

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

  • Michelle Reyes
    Michelle Reyes Ай бұрын +17

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

  • m
    m Ай бұрын +13

    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

  • Anastasia Sharova
    Anastasia Sharova 2 ай бұрын +2

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

  • Cara Leo
    Cara Leo Ай бұрын +56

    Loved this! Two very real actors. The way they talked about how we can’t connect to others because we can’t connect to ourselves…just wow.

    • XAIE the 3rd
      XAIE the 3rd Ай бұрын +5

      "Nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie." Ah yes, very real just outright lying and taking credit for movies that came out before she was even born. How real of her.

  • James Riesterer
    James Riesterer 24 күн бұрын +6

    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

    HERSTORY Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

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

  • L. Bi.
    L. Bi. Ай бұрын +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!

  • TK Naturals
    TK Naturals Ай бұрын +38

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

  • John Ottway
    John Ottway 2 ай бұрын +9

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

  • 12myth00
    12myth00 2 ай бұрын +5

    This was like the greatest therapy session❤

  • Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan
    Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan 4 күн бұрын +2

    Wasn't planning on watching the whole thing in one sitting... but I couldn't stop. The time just flew by. Viola Davis is... everything. Her words, her strength, hear realness, wisdom, and firmness. Jennifer Lawrence was lovely, and it was refreshing to see her just taking Viola Davis in and, as a viewer, experience her as more than who she has presented herself in the past years in interviews (funny, goofy, relatable, light-hearted). She is growing and deepening herself as she has grown, as well as through her marriage and being a new mother... and it's beautiful to witness.

  • Bonita Leady
    Bonita Leady 2 ай бұрын +19

    Viola Davis is absolutely AMAZING!!

  • Fandium
    Fandium 2 ай бұрын +36

    I can't wait for the Lawrence of Arabia remake starring Jennifer Lawrence. She would be the first woman to star in a 4-hour movie

    • Das Dipuc
      Das Dipuc 2 ай бұрын

      Or Moses Lawrence in the 10 commandments parting the waters with Weinstein’s 🌭!

    • Guided Meditation
      Guided Meditation 2 ай бұрын

      LOL my best laugh of the morning so far.
      Lawrence can show the rest of us how its done.

  • Preslav Nikolov
    Preslav Nikolov 16 күн бұрын +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!

  • Aaron Sunday
    Aaron Sunday Ай бұрын +3

    Great experience watching this episode.

  • Tash Atkinson
    Tash Atkinson Ай бұрын +128

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

  • Grand Tartan
    Grand Tartan 2 ай бұрын +31

    the first action star of our time. what a legend.

  • Dolores Shapiro
    Dolores Shapiro 25 күн бұрын +5

    I feel compassion for Jen cause she has been hurt emotionally. She came up so fast in the beginning that she felt being avoided for a new movie. I felt like she was standing alone trying to come back .Jen doesn’t cry easy but in this talk show with Viola she was holding it back.Grab hold Jen you can’t lose. Have f with in yourself. I do!!

  • Shan Moreno
    Shan Moreno 2 ай бұрын +5

    Two of my faves!

  • Kye Wilson
    Kye Wilson Ай бұрын +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

  • Chantal Roxanne
    Chantal Roxanne 2 ай бұрын +6

    I would love to see Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone together. Being close friends I really wonder how they would talk about their films

    • Claudia Cameras
      Claudia Cameras 2 ай бұрын

      Thatd be phenomenal... i love them both so much. They are such great actresses

    • Guided Meditation
      Guided Meditation 2 ай бұрын

      Imagine them cast in the same move and watch them turn on each other as the claw and fight to be the Lead actor.

  • Secrets Of Dumbledore
    Secrets Of Dumbledore Ай бұрын +24

    Jennifer Lawrence was amazing in Charlies Angels 😂

  • crystal grace
    crystal grace Ай бұрын +4

    What a beautiful conversation 🥰

  • MonkeyGod614
    MonkeyGod614 Ай бұрын +2

    She brought a whole new dimension to playing Mystique. Due to the fact that she IS her. Think about it. All this time I thought women like Sigourney Weaver or Pam Grier we're the first female action stars but... Have you ever seen either of them with J Law... No! And that is the reason.😌👈

  • Jesse McNabb
    Jesse McNabb 2 ай бұрын +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 2 ай бұрын +1

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

    • In tell ect
      In tell ect 2 ай бұрын

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

    • Michael S
      Michael S 2 ай бұрын +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.

  • Alexandru Medeșan
    Alexandru Medeșan 2 ай бұрын +368

    My favorite roles from her were Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider and Sigourney Weaver in Alien. She did such a great job. Truly an inspiration. That's when I started loving her

    • Jared Caines
      Jared Caines Ай бұрын +1

      @Red Shed “Nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie, because it wouldn’t work…we were told.” To me, she’s making a clearly exaggerated statement in order to make a point. It’s ridiculous to think she has never seen any of the many action movies prior to Hunger Games with females in the lead role. So I take “nobody had ever” to mean “it was rare, compared to action movies with males in lead roles.” Which I’m pretty sure historically was true. Could it be argued that she’s placing an exaggerated amount of importance on the Hunger Games trilogy, when it comes to females in action roles? Definitely. But could it also be argued that in the years since HG (and others from that time period), more females (especially young females) have been given lead roles in action movies? Absolutely. So for me, I sort of just automatically dismissed her comment, with an understanding that in context, the purpose of her statement was to celebrate Viola Davis’ role in the movie she is out promoting, not to make some broad statement about the importance of HG. Furthermore, it only takes a basic level of understanding of J Law’s known insecurity to conclude that if she ever makes self-important statements, it’s only because of her crippling insecurity. I personally identify with this problem. People have often thought I’m full of myself when on the inside, I’m constantly terrified of embarrassing myself. Is this something we can work on? Yes. But there’s a reason she stated that press was her least favorite part of the job. Because she can’t get out of her own way sometimes when it comes to flippant or poorly worded comments. Anyway that’s my take, for what it’s worth.

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Ай бұрын +1

      @Jared Caines She literally said it.

    • Jared Caines
      Jared Caines Ай бұрын +1

      @Red Shed I honestly think it was a flippant comment (she makes a LOT of those, which is why she said she doesn’t like doing press). Do people really think she literally meant there were no female actors in lead action roles before Hunger Games? Like she hasn’t ever watched movies made prior to Hunger Games? I’m so confused by that. I don’t get how people can listen to that and determine “she thinks she was the first female action star”. That’s ridiculous. It’s legit confusing. I’ve read so many comments on this video. I really don’t get it.

    • Red Shed
      Red Shed Ай бұрын +1

      @Jared Caines Yes I did. Sorry, Jennifer's self important comment ruined it for me. Claiming the accomplishments of all the women who came before her and broke open those barriers, not cool.

    • Erin
      Erin Ай бұрын +1

      My favorites are all the alien movies incluiding Prometheus and Covenant, Jennifer did such a wonderful job, bless her soul 😭😭😭

  • Jeremy Morall
    Jeremy Morall 2 ай бұрын +35

    viola is my therapist

  • Dein Haufen Stinkt
    Dein Haufen Stinkt Ай бұрын +5

    Hilarious. Just hilarious.

  • Austin Ashburn
    Austin Ashburn Ай бұрын +1

    Two of my faves

  • Ryan Peck
    Ryan Peck Ай бұрын +25

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

  • Mar
    Mar Ай бұрын +5

    loved this

  • ric pez
    ric pez 2 ай бұрын +14

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

    • I. I
      I. I Ай бұрын

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

  • Spirit In The Material World
    Spirit In The Material World 2 ай бұрын +102

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

    • theplourde
      theplourde Ай бұрын

      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 2 ай бұрын +2

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

    • TheMusicolophile
      TheMusicolophile 2 ай бұрын

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

    • Mike Turner
      Mike Turner 2 ай бұрын +10

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

    • Kevin T
      Kevin T 2 ай бұрын +13

      But Jennifer Lawrence was the one who helped Viola.

  • oldmoviemusic
    oldmoviemusic Ай бұрын +7

    I'm just so happy that before there was Eve, there was Jennifer Lawrence.

  • bad mojo
    bad mojo 2 ай бұрын +18

    Ill never forget Jennifer in African Queen pouring out all Bogart's booze and shaming him into fixing the propellor shaft. It must really be a gratifying life achievement for her, knowing that she was an icon of female empowerment to all those women of the 50's.

    • bad mojo
      bad mojo Ай бұрын

      @Pilpul Dabadoo Great movie eh? Holds up well.

    • Pilpul Dabadoo
      Pilpul Dabadoo Ай бұрын

      I just watched that the other day lol

  • Kate Roberts
    Kate Roberts Ай бұрын +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.

  • Ala Vanessa
    Ala Vanessa 2 ай бұрын +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

  • Props3D
    Props3D Ай бұрын +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 Ай бұрын

      ​@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 Ай бұрын

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

  • monetpetals86
    monetpetals86 Ай бұрын +10

    There was something so quiet and sacred happening between their energies. It was lovely to watch.

  • purplealchemist
    purplealchemist Ай бұрын +11

    I’ve started binging these and Viola is in a lot of them. My first thought was, “isn’t that a little excessive?” but no. She’s so insightful and gives so much backstory behind her journey as an actress.

    • Danna Kiel
      Danna Kiel Ай бұрын +2

      I watched this one and her one with Samuel Jackson yesterday. I can’t get enough of her! #NeverTooMuch ♥️🫶🏾

  • André Jauneau
    André Jauneau 2 ай бұрын +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 2 ай бұрын

      Genuinely curious LMK about that :)

    • Ragnarok the warchild
      Ragnarok the warchild 2 ай бұрын

      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 2 ай бұрын

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

  • Domii x o
    Domii x o Ай бұрын +7

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

  • Pratham Gupta
    Pratham Gupta 2 ай бұрын +1

    viola davis, the woman that you are.

  • Mr Blue
    Mr Blue Ай бұрын +2

    I love Actors on Actors or Directors on Directors

  • Efraim
    Efraim 2 ай бұрын +281

    The first woman to ever exist. What an inspiration.

    • NotAfraid280
      NotAfraid280 Ай бұрын

      @Jared Caines go back to subway, Jared!

    • Mana
      Mana Ай бұрын

      V I N C E

    • Herstory
      Herstory Ай бұрын

      @Jared Caines You just outed yourself as a 10 year old so your opinion is now irrelevant.

    • Theresa Hayes
      Theresa Hayes Ай бұрын +1


    • Jared Caines
      Jared Caines Ай бұрын +3

      @HazyHunterIt’s a legit question and I’m comfortable asking it. Also you’re not the boss of me, lol.

  • Laura b
    Laura b Ай бұрын +6

    Its a truly amazing conversation, but sure: lets focus on the one not perfect thing that was said.

    • Anya Hooper
      Anya Hooper Ай бұрын +1

      I know it's shocking some people are so pathetic

  • Robert Nunez
    Robert Nunez Ай бұрын +181

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

  • Niissh
    Niissh Ай бұрын +10

    These two can play the most diverse and dynamic characters. Two of my favorites

  • Lo Gos
    Lo Gos 2 ай бұрын +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.

  • Joana Freitas
    Joana Freitas 14 күн бұрын +5

    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

  • Asre Emse
    Asre Emse Ай бұрын +58

    Viola is just so wise, you can really just see her experience in the industry

    • Speeding Atheist
      Speeding Atheist Ай бұрын +1

      and then she played in and shilled for a slave trader movie. How progressive.

    • Amanda
      Amanda Ай бұрын +1

      her book is wonderful also

  • Andreza Andrezzo
    Andreza Andrezzo Ай бұрын +17

    This is not only a conversation between actresses. This a life lesson.

  • Martin Rockport
    Martin Rockport Ай бұрын +4

    Oh, if I could download Viola Davis' mindset and upload it to basically everyone I know... ahh... what a wonderful world I would have...

  • carmgc
    carmgc 2 ай бұрын +3

    I love JLaw but the statement she just made is REMARKABLY STUPID 😂

  • Rman Nayr
    Rman Nayr Ай бұрын +2


  • Hugo Oviedo
    Hugo Oviedo 2 ай бұрын +13

    Helen Holmes was The First Female Action Star 🎥🦸‍♀

  • J Potter
    J Potter 2 ай бұрын +82

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

    • Jared Caines
      Jared Caines 2 ай бұрын

      Did you watch the whole conversation?

  • Dora Graciela Gonzalez
    Dora Graciela Gonzalez Ай бұрын +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.

  • R.B.I. Vids
    R.B.I. Vids 2 ай бұрын +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 2 ай бұрын +3

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