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Viola Davis Praises Feminism & Is Inspired By Her Daughter

Viola sat down with Access and talks about her award while at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards.

Viola Davis talks with Access’ Kit Hoover at the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards about finding inspiration from her 8-year-old daughter. Plus, hear Viola share why she thinks her marriage to Julius Tennon works so well.

Viola accepts the Icon Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Viola gives a very powerful speech as she accepts the Icon Award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night.

“Chrissy Teigen ruined it for me. [Tiegen had mentioned Davis’ coming remarks in her own acceptance speech earlier.] I actually don’t have much to say. I just find it so interesting that some of the greatest myths come out of people just dying to themselves and being resurrected. It always starts with a death. It always starts with just hitting rock bottom and having nothing left.

“You know, I came from a story where I didn’t feel just less-than or I just didn’t have a voice or not pretty. I felt invisible. I came from a long line of women who felt invisible. And they’re the ones who attempted to throw me an invisible rope. Courage is just fear said with prayers. And I feel that it takes a great deal of courage to hit bottom and feel invisible and then to share one’s story. But it’s in the sharing of the story in front of people who have empathy that kills shame. And once that shame is killed, guess what? You’re running. When I look at the zeitgeist today and look at what is happening with women in terms of sexual assault, in terms of poverty, in terms of politically what’s happening, I think to myself the change and the shift that needs to happen is the internal. It’s finding the courage to own one’s story. To say and wake up one day and feel, like, ‘Damn, I’m not perfect.’ Sometimes I don’t feel pretty. Sometimes I don’t want to slay the dragon. Sometimes the dragon I’m slaying is myself, but damn it, I am worth it. I don’t have to barter for my worth. I don’t have to pay someone for it. I came out of my mom’s womb worthy.

“At 25, which was a time in my life that I was at Juilliard, and they basically said, ‘You’re overweight. You’re going to play a matriarch your entire life. What kind of roles can you play, Viola?’ And I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I know I’m an actor. I know that’s what I was born to do. That’s what’s going to make my life worthwhile. I know I have something in me.’

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Build Series | Steve McQueen, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez & Elizabeth Debicki Discuss “Widows”

From Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”) comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption. “Widows” is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

Next on How to Get Away With Murder | It’s the Worst Day of My Life

Are you ready for tomorrow’s all new episode of How to Get Away with Murder?

After Annalise chooses Gabriel as her second chair, the unexpected duo puts all of their efforts into Nate Sr.’s murder re-trial as they try to convince a jury to grant an insanity plea. Meanwhile, Bonnie struggles to rebound after a dark part of her past resurfaces.

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Viola Davis on Annalise Keating memes and gifs

During her recent press for Widows, Will King spoke with Viola on those Annalise memes and gifs everyone loves to share on social media.

“She’s not someone who edits herself.”

Snippet from Viola Davis’ interview with Will King where she shares her opinion on the How to get away with murder character’s popularity on the internet

Next on How to Get Away With Murder | It’s Her Kid

Annalise and Nate look to get Nate’s dad a psych evaluation so that they can have his murder case retried under an insanity plea. Meanwhile, Michaela works overtime to convince Tegan to give her a chance to earn her trust back, and Bonnie gets an offer she mulls over.

Viola Davis on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last night Viola made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In case you missed it … here are clips from the interview!

Viola Davis Dragged a Meeting Out for Free Sushi

Viola talks about her daughter loving the food at Kimmel, explains Oodles of Noodles to Jimmy, and reveals that she once kept a lunch meeting going just to eat more free sushi.

Viola Davis on How to Get Away with Murder & New Children’s Book

Viola talks about ‘How to Get Away with Murder,’ loving her TV apartment, her new children’s book Corduroy Takes a Bow and her favorite part about going to the library as a kid.

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