Vivica A. Fox Shares Interesting Perspective Of #MeToo Movement, ‘It’s A Good Time’
With all of the sexual misconduct allegations looming over the entertainment industry, the #MeToo movement has become a big topic of discussion. With the powerful wave of the movement, which seeks to empower victims, many celebrities have even opted to speak publicly about their own disheartening experiences that occurred behind closed doors. Now, Vivica Fox is sharing her perspective of the #MeToo movement.
Makin’ ‘Better Choices’?:
According to Page Six, the 54-year-old actress claims she’s never been subjected to that dark side of Hollywood, but she also included a comment that has many of her fans wondering what she really means.
The famed Set It Off actress admitted she’s been “hit on,” but simply tried to make “better choices” going forward. “I’ve been fortunate that it hasn’t happened in my career,” she explained. “I can’t say I haven’t been hit on. … I just tried to make better choices.”
Nevertheless, she has great respect for victims who have decided to share their truth. She continued, “But I respect those that speak out and I’m all about women’s empowerment… and not being taken advantage of.”
Fox added, “I’m happy about the #MeToo movement for the simple fact that it brought exposure to those who were abusing their power,” she said. “However, I’m not happy with those who are using the #MeToo movement to be an excuse to take down people… It takes two to tango.”
She went on to discuss the importance of avoiding the less-than-favorable shortcuts many women are offered while in the pursuit of success. “You’ve got to do the work,” said Fox. “If someone is trying to offer you an opportunity through the casting couch, don’t do it!”
While there are still many black actresses who have a love for the big screen, Fox is well aware of the fact that there’s a new wave of celebrities dominating television: reality stars.
She admitted she has no problem with reality TV because it seems to be exactly what Americans are interested in watching.
“[People] want to see real folks with real problems,” she explained. “They’re tired of the celebrity fluff. … I’m helping others. It’s good for me, especially coming from the world of being a selfish actress when it’s always about me. It’s a good time to give back.”
What A Time To Be Alive:
Despite the disheartening situations and experiences surrounding the #MeToo movement, Vivica Fox is focusing on the silver lining: it’s still a “beautiful time to be a woman,” namely one over the age of 50.
“It’s a beautiful time to be a woman over 50, to be a mature woman in Hollywood, to be very honest with you,” she said. “… You’re seeing women [who] are mothers over 40. From Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Uma Thurman — you’re seeing a lot of my co-stars, believe it or not, that are entering into new chapters of their lives and they’re still looking great and taking care of themselves.
“It’s a good time. Women are taking care of themselves. And finally, we’re being respected for that. And I also believe we’re seeing more wonderful programming and movies and opportunities for mature women. I’m a very proud woman to be in my 50s who’s having an amazing resurgence in her career.”