ELLE has returned for the 6th time announcing their Women in TV issue to let everyone know just who we must see on the TV. If you missed them last year, you won’t this year for sure. To name them, Priyanka Chopra, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Golden Globe Winner Taraji P. Henson are the women to watch in 2016. This Women in TV issue will drop in newsstands tomorrow the 13th on select newsstands, and nationwide the 19th.
First up is Priyanka Chopra who acts on Quantico, on ABC.
“Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?”
Taraji P. Henson is featured on Empire which airs on FOX.
“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] 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.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus will be on VEEP starting April 24th on HBO.
“Go to the movies—how many good scripts are you really seeing out there? How many good, meaty roles are there for women within those scripts? Not tons of them. Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women. And I am thrilled to be playing one of them.”
Viola Davis can be found on How to Get Away With Murder Thursdays on ABC.
“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women.” By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, 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.”
Olivia Wilde will be on HBO’s Vinyl, premiering February 14th.