Even streaming services fall short on diversity: Viola Davis

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Cannes (France) (AFP) – Streaming services have cracked open a door for communities long shut out of Hollywood, Oscar winner Viola Davis told the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, but more imagination is still needed around black roles. Davis, 56, currently starring as Michelle Obama in the television series “The First Lady”, admitted even her groundbreaking show “How to Get Away With Murder” had produced only fragile momentum for black women in entertainment. “I know that when I left ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ — I don’t see a lot of dark-skinned women in big roles in TV, not even in strea…

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