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Viola Davis spoke about whether the quality of parts offered to her changed after her Oscar nomination: "If I'm honest, I would say no. The money changed. The visibility changed. The quality of the roles? No. I've been blessed to have been cast in some imaginative roles, but there's generally a lack of opportunity for women of color in Hollywood."
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