During the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of “Custody,” Viola Davis told The Advocate that she is standing in support of LGBT families.
“I’m fighting for you. I believe in you,” Davis told The Advocate. “I think that I’m just as outraged as you are. I think you’re worthy of every right that ever human being in this country, in this world, has been afforded.”
In”Custody,” Davis stars as a woman fighting for legal guardianship of her child.
The “How to Get Away with Murder” star also spoke about the struggle minorities have when it comes to acting roles.
“I’m a woman of color. I’m a woman,” Davis says. “There’s so many people who are disenfranchised, who are put in a classical narrative and then just as a device, a stereotype, and it becomes a reflection of our mindset of how we don’t want to explore them as human beings.”