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Vivica A. Fox tells #MeToo: ‘I can’t say that I haven’t touched, I just tried to make better choices’

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Vivica A. Fox shares best advice Dr. Phil gave her

Hollywood actress Vivica A. Fox shares the biggest piece of advice Dr. Phil gave her to the launch of the talk show, ” the Face of the Truth.”

Vivica A. Fox is happy that they did not have to endure sexual harassment just to make it in Hollywood.

The 54-year-old, who has successfully made its mark in film and television since the late ’80s, told Fox News she was never a victim of a sexual assault in her journey to stardom.

“I have been lucky that it hasn’t happened yet in my career,” she explained. “I can’t say that I have not yet touched. … I just tried to make better choices. … But I have respect for those who speak out, and I’m all about the emancipation of the woman… and not exploited.

Vivica A. Fox has learned a lot over the years in Hollywood as a sought-after actress.

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“And it happens not only in the show business,” she added. “It happens in a lot of different genres. … If there is someone who you have a shortcut, don’t do it.”

Fox is aware of the #MeToo movement that has taken over the entertainment industry after movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault, rape and abuse by the various actresses and models at the end of 2017.

And while she fully supports the call and the punishment of the male sexual transgressions, she also believes false accusations on others can be harmful, especially for those who are proven innocent later on.

“I’m happy with the #MeToo movement for the simple fact that it brought exposure to those who abuse their power,” she said. “But I’m not happy with those who use the #MeToo motion for an excuse to take from people… It takes two to tango.”

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Fox stressed that the secret behind her success has just been putting in the work, even if that means skipping shortcuts along the way.

“You have to do the work,” said the Fox. “If someone tries to give you a chance to go through the casting couch, do not do it!”

Now Fox is hoping to help others in need. After some convincing from Dr. Phil, the star is the host of a new talk show “the Truth” where guests reveal their problems to a panel of experts hope for a constructive criticism. The studio audience also get the chance to weigh in.

Fox doesn’t mind if strangers are willing to air out their dirty laundry in front of the cameras. In fact, she said it is exactly what the American public are eager to see.

“[People] want real people with real problems,” she explained. “They are tired of the celebrity fluff. … I am helping others. It is good for me, especially coming from the world of man a selfish actress when it is always about me. It is a good time to give back.”

Fox admitted she was hesitant to daytime TV after a long career appearing on the big screen. However, Dr Phil, a TV psychologist she considers a friend, was not having it.

“Phil gave me the advice, if I wanted to be successful in the day-genre, then I had to be prepared to work hard,” she said. “It takes time to build a show. I’ve kind of gotten a little spoiled. A film actress, I get immediate results. You know whether or not your movie was great or if it tanks.

“In the daytime genre, it takes time to build. So he said, ‘You’re going to have to work hard. You can find your audience, [or] the building of your audience and he is absolutely correct.”

Vivica A. Fox ‘ s friend, Dr. Phil, gave her no-nonsense advice on making it in daytime TV.

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And Fox is not afraid of a challenge. She knows the stars of Hollywood’s yesteryear could easily have been given the boot after the age of 30. But she insisted it’s never been a better time to be a woman over 50 in Hollywood.

“It’s a great time to be a woman over 50, a mature woman in Hollywood, to be quite honest with you,” she said. “… You see women [who] are mothers over 40. Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Uma Thurman — you’ll see a lot of my co-stars, believe it or not, who enter into new chapters of their lives and they are still looking great and can take care of themselves.”

“It is a good time. Women are taking care of themselves. And finally, we are to be respected. And I also believe we will see more wonderful programming and movies and opportunities for adult women. … I am a very proud woman in my 50s who is a great resurgence in her career.”

So Fox has zero plans to slow down. She is back to the hit series “Empire” as Cookie’s older sister, Candace. They are made from various guest appearances from 2015-17.

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“Empire” tells the story of a hip-hop mogul and his family as they battle for control over his many millions of company. It stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson Cookie Lyon.

Fox found that while the two are friends off-camera, the 48-year-old Henson has happily taken on a new function personally.

“At this moment, she is in her incubator like [with] a new puppy,” said the Fox.

If Fox’s career continues to flourish, she hopes to be a source of inspiration for other women.

“I planted a lot of seeds in the last few years, that are all thriving,” she said. “I’m really happy for them. People always tell me I’m always at work. Well, you have to do the work to be successful. I hope to be a good role model… and let other people know that you can go through different chapters of your career and a happy and successful.”

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