With her role as high-profile law professor Annalise Keating on "How to Get Away With Murder," Davis has been credited with diversifying the portrayal of women on television. And, she said backstage at the SAG Awards, it's roles like these that are necessary in Hollywood.
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"The sexualized, messy, outwardly strong, inwardly vulnerable women I know in my life are anywhere from Size 0 to 24," she said. "They do exist in life. To me, that's where you can find the expansiveness of stories.
"We want to see ourselves. We want to be inspired by that. I sometimes want the fantasy, but more often than not, I want reality. I want to feel less alone when I look at TV."
As an inspiration, she credited