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Viola Davis Confesses She Had Her Doubts About Doubt

“Every black actress in America was auditioning for this role. I had to really audition. That was in L.A., and then I had to do a screen test in New York with six other actresses. We were flown into New York, put up in a hotel, and the next morning, in 45-minute sessions, we were each put in total hair, makeup, wardrobe, and we had to perform the scene in front of the camera with the full crew, all the producers, and the director. So there were seven Mrs. Millers walking around a soundstage.” —Viola Davis on auditioning for her role in Doubt [A.V. Club]

“Look, some very smart people made this movie, but we’re not smarter than the entire American economic system … I’m not saying we’re stupider.” —Hugh Dancy on the unintended prescience of Confessions of a Shopaholic [GQ via NYP]

“My game was very sexual. The main character was, like, a giant penis. It was like Mario Brothers, but the ghosts were, like, vaginas. Mind you, I’m 12 years old, and this is stuff 30-year-olds are programming. You’d have to draw in and program every little step — it literally took me all night to do a step, ‘cause the penis, y’know, had little feet and eyes.” —Kayne West is a combination of Tracy Jordan and young Jonah Hill in Superbad [Details via E! Online]

“We do so much work: we do the [music], the artwork and everything. And then touring on top of that — it’s too much. You end up sleeping four hours a night. You thought it’d get easier as you got successful, but it doesn’t. You get your accountant phoning to say you’re going to make a loss this year. This is an expensive business. You have to pay for travel and your crew. People think you’re earning millions — but we’re not.” —Jules De Martino of the Ting Tings on life as an indie star [Guardian UK]

“I keep telling Francois, ‘I imagine I was kissing you.’” —Salma Hayek on imagining her French billionaire husband when kissing Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock [Rachael Ray Show via People]

“It’s a bit strange for me, to say the least; a comic character actor best known for playing weirdos with bad haircuts getting all serious to talk about the persecution of the fellow members of his religious faith. Dear readers of CNN, I assure you that what I’m writing about is no joking matter or some hoax perpetrated by a paper-sellin’, bear-fearin’, Battlestar-Galactica obsessed beet farmer.” — Rainn Wilson introducing his commentary addressing the persecution of Baha’is in Iran [CNN.com]

Viola Davis Confesses She Had Her Doubts About Doubt