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Viola Davis, Inside Out

Viola is featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine where she talks about her new series The First Lady and her new memoir Finding Me. How she drew on a life of private hardship to become one of the greatest actors of her generation. For a month, Viola Davis had been stuck. […]


Viola Davis on playing Michelle Obama: There was ‘a huge amount of fear’

February 24, 2022   No Comment   Articles, Interviews

(CNN) – For those wondering, yes, even one of America’s most decorated modern actresses still gets butterflies when stepping into a new role, especially when she’s playing one of the most iconic women in American history. In a conversation with media on Wednesday, Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis said playing former first lady Michelle Obama […]


Sandra Bullock and Viola Davis Discuss Their Emotional Scene in The Unforgivable

December 2, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews

In their new drama The Unforgivable, the Oscar winners share a powerful scene together that touches on white privilege. As star and producer of the new drama The Unforgivable, Sandra Bullock was an integral part of the film’s casting process and happily admits that she and her fellow producers chased after Viola Davis for a small but pivotal role in the […]


How Viola Davis’ Prediabetes Diagnosis Inspired Her to Help Others

September 25, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews

You might know Viola Davis from one of her iconic films, or her impressive producing repertoire. One thing you might not know about the A list celeb is that she was diagnosed with prediabetes. In fact, roughly one third of American adults have prediabetes and might not even know it. Prediabetes reflects an elevated blood sugar level […]


Viola Davis on ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Black Artists Being the ‘Leftovers’ In Hollywood

April 16, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews

As accomplished as Academy Award winner Viola Davis is in the industry, she still feels the unfair comparisons and judgments for the roles she chooses. “It’s so hard to get films made that don’t fit a certain box of how they see us,” Davis tells Variety’s Awards Circuit Podcast. “Inclusivity cannot be a hashtag. You’ve […]


Viola Davis’s Key Beauty Secret: “At Some Point, It’s Not Conceited and It’s Not Egotistical to Love Oneself”

Viola Davis is obsessed with taking baths. She’s so obsessed, in fact, that the L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman applies her entire nighttime skin care routine while soaking. She tells me this casually while on the phone just two weeks before the 2021 Oscars, where she’s up for Best Actress for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Though […]


Actress Viola Davis On The Beauty Of Aging And The Importance Of Apologizing To Her Daughter

The name Viola Davis is synonymous with incomparable talent, wisdom that can’t be measured, and of course, great skin. So it’s only right that the star is the latest face of beauty brand powerhouse, L’Oréal, joining its long list of celebrity ambassadors that are declaring “you’re worth it.” ESSENCE was able to (virtually) sit down with the […]


Viola Davis on the Prospect of Becoming the Most Nominated Black Actress in Oscars History

February 24, 2021   1 Comment   Articles, Awards

With her critically acclaimed performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Viola Davis is primed to become the most nominated Black actress in Oscars history. Though Davis’ name (and her rousing acceptance speeches) has become synonymous with the very notion of awards season, the celebrated actor is quick to point out the reality that this record […]


Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams on Oscar Season, Politics and Wielding Their Power as Black Women

February 17, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews, Magazines, Photoshoots

Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams know how to harness their power. These bold, towering figures may come from vastly different professional backgrounds, but the outspoken women share much in common, not the least of which is giving voice to pertinent issues in their respective fields and attaining success in their careers against all odds. Their primary connection, however, […]


Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams on Oscar Season, Politics and Wielding Their Power as Black Women

February 17, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews, Magazines

Viola is featured on the cover of the new issue of Variety magazine along with politician Stacey Abrams. It is a beautiful and insightful interview and I think you will enjoy it! Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams know how to harness their power. These bold, towering figures may come from vastly different professional backgrounds, but […]