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I do think it’s time for people to step in to an arena where they’re not confined. Where there’s no restrictions based on their art and their voice. And I think that there’s a restriction when you label someone just in terms of their sex and their race. Because I think that there is an expectation of who you need to be within the confines of that. I just mentioned that with the black women, you gotta be sassy, you gotta be sexy, your hair has gotta be a certain way. It’s very iconic roles that have existed in the past for black women. I don’t want to have any structure. I don’t want to have any kind of reins put on me. I want to be absolutely human in my role. — Viola Davis for The Wrap Magazine, June 2015