Added a beautiful outtake and two set images from the shoot that Viola recently did for Time magazine.
Time talked to RuPaul at the Time 100 Gala and he shared his thoughts on Viola.
Among all those included on the 2017 TIME 100, RuPaul would most like to see Viola Davis appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race .
“I really would love to have Viola Davis. You know, she’s so soulful, and her emotions are so on the forefront. She’s like the Stevie Wonder of emotions in terms of actors. I love her so much,” he said Tuesday at the TIME 100 Gala. ” Everything she does is so heartfelt. I’m in awe of her ability to bring her emotions so readily. It’s amazing to me.”
RuPaul, who was included in the 2017 TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people, also said he has become more of an activist under President Donald Trump’s administration.”I want to show young people how to be active in a way that is in our wheelhouse because what the other side doesn’t have is what we have in abundance, which is love and music, dancing, laughter, color,” he said. “We have to use that because they have nothing to fight that.”
What a beautiful interview with the honorees from the Time 100 Gala last night.
TODAY’s Willie Geist was at Tuesday night’s New York City gala celebrating TIME magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Actors Viola Davis, Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Jones were among the A-listers who sat down with Willie, and they all agreed on one thing: Their parents were the biggest influence on them.
Time has shared a video clip of Viola from last night’s Time 100 Gala.
Viola Davis, one of the members of the 2017 TIME 100, gave a moving toast at the TIME 100 Gala Tuesday night.
Last night Viola & Julius attended the Time 100 Gala where Viola was recognized. She looked radiant in a purple gown by Giorgio Armani which she accessorized with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Buccellati jewelry, and a Tyler Ellis bag.
Viola is one of the artists featured on the cover of the TIME 100 Most Influential People issue.
I Feel Like A Total Rebel Being An Actor
by Meryl Streep
When you spend your life embodying other lives, if you are successful, the one that belongs to you can silently slip behind. But Viola Davis’ hard-won, midlife rise to the very top of her profession has not led her to forget the rough trip she took getting there. And that is why she embodies for all women, but especially for women of color, the high-wire rewards of hard work and a dream, risk and faith.
Viola has carved a place for herself on the Mount Rushmore of the 21st century—new faces emerging from a neglected mountain. And when she tells the story of how she got from where she was to where she is, it is as if she is on a pilgrimage, following her own footsteps and honoring that journey. Her gifts as an artist are unassailable, undeniable, deep and rich and true. But her importance in the culture—her ability to identify it, her willingness to speak about it and take on responsibility for it—is what marks her for greatness.
To watch the video talking about the Time 100 Most Influential People go here.
Congratulations to Viola who is featured on the 2017 People’s World’s Most Beautiful List.
The 51-year-old How to Get Away with Murder star has so many empowering quotes about beauty and confidence that we did a whole gallery on them. Our favorite? “A privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”