Vivica A. Fox displays on her decades-long profession: ‘It makes me so proud’


Vivica A. Fox has been a mainstay in Hollywood for over 30 years however the entertainer seems like her profession is simply getting began. 

The 56-year-old actress/director/producer spoke to Fox Information in celebration of FOX’s streaming service, TUBI, including a group of her movies and TV reveals to its leisure roster. At present, she has over 15 titles streaming on the platform. 

“After I take a look at my library, I am going, ‘Wow, you have been doing the rattling factor. You go, lady!’ It makes me so proud. I’ve so many great recollections,” Fox stated of her in depth physique of labor. “I do not take any of those moments without any consideration.”

The “Independence Day” star additionally mirrored on the recommendation she acquired from actress Pam Grier years in the past, and the way it impressed her to at all times maintain pushing ahead and maintain the door open for others. 

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“I did an interview years in the past with Pam Grier the place we received to interview those who we admired,” Fox recalled. “And she or he was so type to me and I used to be crying the entire time. I stated, ‘You are so type. I did not know that you’d be so good.’ She stated, ‘It is what I am speculated to do. I’m now passing the torch to you. And it’s essential to do the identical factor to the era that is going to be coming after you.'”

Vivica A. Fox has discovered many classes through the years in Hollywood as a sought-after actress.
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The “Set It Off” star stated she hopes her profession has damaged down some boundaries within the business and might encourage others.

She remembered a time when studios within the late ’80s, early ’90s stated Black actresses could not “open movies” and “promote internationally.”

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“Now we’re right here are 30 years later, and it is all about lady energy. You see ShondaLand, you see Regina King directing movies and getting nominated for Oscars. You see [me] producing over 25 movies for Lifetime,” she stated.

Fox hopes her career paves the way for other women and Black stars in Hollywood. 

Fox hopes her profession paves the way in which for different girls and Black stars in Hollywood. 
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“It is positively modified and there is been development and it is about time,” Fox added. “Is there extra room to develop? Completely. However I’m very pleased proper now the place Hollywood is at and the alternatives for not solely African American girls however girls normally. We’re producing, directing, starring.”

Fox admitted that initially, she “by no means thought” she’d be a director however when the chance got here she felt it was her “subsequent chapter.”

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By way of recommendation she’d give younger, rising stars, Fox believes {that a} profession is constructed over time. She mused, “Do the work, be a triple risk… capable of sing, dance, act, produce, write. Sky is the restrict however do the work.”

FOX’s Liza Aristizabal contributed to this report

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