Viola Davis won’t hear any slander in opposition to her new film, “The Woman King.”

The star and producer of the feminine struggle epic has responded to critics and the current #BoycottWomanKing movement.

Users throughout social media have been calling for followers to not purchase a ticket to the movie.

They imagine that the movie is traditionally inaccurate and glorifies the position that the African kingdom — the Dahomey — had within the slave commerce within the nineteenth century.

The Oscar winner, 57, and her husband (in addition to producing associate) Julius Tennon defended the flick to Variety in a current interview.

“I agree with [director] Gina Prince-Bythewood’s saying is you’re not going to win an argument on Twitter,” Davis stated. “We entered the story the place the dominion was in flux, at a crossroads.”

THE WOMAN KING Special Screening At The National Museum Of African American History And Culture
Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon.
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The historic drama follows Davis as a navy common in Africa who trains new recruits for the king’s all-woman guard, the Agojie.

Trouble arises when a bunch of European merchants wash up on the dominion’s shore and make a cope with a neighboring empire, the Oyo, to buy slaves.

The “How To Get Away With Murder” star continued: “They had been seeking to discover some option to hold their civilization and kingdom alive. It wasn’t till the late 1800s that they had been decimated. Most of the story

is fictionalized. It needs to be.”

Tennon chimed in and stated that the movie is simply “to entertain folks” — if it wasn’t, then it “can be a documentary.”

He additionally famous that if the film didn’t enthrall viewers, then “folks wouldn’t be within the theaters doing the identical factor we noticed this weekend.” Tennon continued, “We didn’t need to draw back from the reality. The historical past is huge, and there are truths on that which can be there. If folks need to be taught extra, they will examine extra.”

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Viola Davis stars as General Nanisca in “The Woman King.”

Viola Davis, left, and John Boyega in "The Woman King"
Alongside Davis, John Boyega performs Dahomey ruler King Ghezo.

Viola Davis in "The Woman King."
Davis’ character General Nanisca leads an all-female military, the Agojie, to defend the Dahomey.

“Woman King” additionally stars John Boyega, Thuso Mbedu, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Lashana Lynch.

Davis additionally discussed the boycott throughout the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 9. “Don’t come see it, then,” she rebuked. “You’re sending a message that black ladies can’t lead a field workplace globally, and that you’re supporting that narrative.”

The historic drama has been a box office success since its launch on Sept. 16 and has raked in $19 million to date.

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