and i miss jane

A movie about Viola Davis because her life deserves to be known

The only picture I have of my childhood is the picture of me in kindergarten, I have this expression on my face — it’s not a smile, it’s not a frown. I swear to you, that’s the girl who wakes up in the morning and who looks around her house and her life saying, ‘I cannot believe how God has blessed me.’ “ 

“I would jump in trash bins with maggots looking for food, and I would steal from the corner store because I was hungry, I never had any kids come to my house because my house was a condemned building, it was boarded up, it was infested with rats. I was one of those kids who were poor and knew it.” 

“I was the kind of poor where I knew right away I had less than everyone around me. We had nothing, I cannot believe my life, I just can’t, I’m so blessed. I would jump in trash bins with maggots looking for food, and I would steal from the corner store because I was hungry, I never had any kids come to my house because my house was a condemned building, it was boarded up, it was infested with rats. I was one of those kids who were poor and knew it.”

“It became a motivation as opposed to something else — the thing about poverty is that it starts affecting your mind and your spirit because people don’t see you, I chose from a very young age that I didn’t want that for my life. And it very much has helped me appreciate and value the things that are in my life now because I never had it. A yard, a house, great plumbing, a full refrigerator, things that people take for granted, I don’t.”

I first envisioned myself as an actor after I watched Cicely Tyson in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman when I was a child.”

“It wasn’t until then that I had a visual manifestation of the target I wanted to hit, It also gave me hope for the future and a different life for myself, she helped me have a very specific drive of how I was going to crawl, walk, run from that environment.”

“I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” 

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When I first started out, I said, “I want to be a serious actress. Like Cicely Tyson in ‘Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’. It’s not about awards, I don’t want none of that, I want people to throw roses at me on stage.” And then I look back at my high school photo, and my ambition underneath, and what does it say? It says, “I just want to be rich and famous.”

on shore leave… for.. ‘recreational’ purposes.


I love my babies so much and I miss them a lot.

Conversations between characters #2
  • Jane: Why have you started watching the weather channel so much lately?
  • Thor: I like to see where the meteorologists predict sunshine and then make it rain there. It is most entertaining to see the confusion on their faces.
  • Jane: Why would you do that?
  • Thor: ...
  • Thor: I miss my brother.
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female awesome meme || 2/5 female driven shows » miss. fisher’s murder mysteries

I’d never presume to judge a woman on the basis of her morals. I’m only interested in solving a murder case.