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Viola Davis: 'TV lies about women'

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Viola Davis: 'TV lies about women'

Viola Davis says TV lies about women.

The 50-year-old actress - who plays Annalise Keating on 'How To Get Away With Murder' - insists that women who are "above a size two" or "of a certain age" are never shown to be sexy on TV and it is a disservice to females.

She told the Women in TV issue of Elle magazine: "We've been fed a whole slew of lies about women. If you are anywhere above a size two, you're not having sex. You don't have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you're of a certain age, you're off the table."

Taraji P. Henson, 45 - who plays Cookie on 'Empire' - added that Hollywood is a tough place for black women.

Speaking about her character, she said: "It was very important to me that she not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature."

Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 55, believes there are just not enough good roles for women in Hollywood.

She said: "Go to the movies -- how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? Not tons of them."