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

February 24, 2021   1 Comment   Articles, Awards, News & Articles

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

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 […]

Viola Davis and Company on ‘Ma Rainey’ and Chadwick Boseman’s Last Bow

The New York Times talked to the cast of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom about their film and working with the late Chadwick Boseman on his final performance. Members of the creative team discuss what it took to adapt the August Wilson play for Netflix and trying not to be “outdone” by the late actor. A […]

Inside Viola Davis’ ‘Daring’ Transformation for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

Viola Davis never set out to perfectly embody Ma Rainey as she was, nor did she particularly concern herself over meeting anyone’s expectations of how she would play the part. “I wanted to create a character on my own terms,” she tells ET. “I did not want to filter it through the white gaze or […]

Viola Davis Finds a Powerful Voice

Viola is featured in the December issue of the AARP magazine. She talks about how as a child she went with her mother to protests and the example her mother was to her. She also discusses her belief in God and prayer, the blessing of her family and more. “I am au naturel,” proclaims actress […]

Viola Davis says her ‘HTGAWM’ role has “served [her] well” and “redefined” black women on TV

Viola spoke with ABC News Radio about what it has meant to her playing Annalise Keating. Ahead of final season return of ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder, Viola Davis is reflecting on her groundbreaking character, Annalise Keating, and the impact that she’s had on Davis’ career. When asked to share her thoughts about […]

The One Treatment Viola Davis Turns To When She’s Stressed

April 2, 2020   No Comment   Articles, News & Articles

“Stress is my number-one achilles heel,” Viola Davis, wearing a crisp white pantsuit and red lipstick, told me at a L’Oréal Paris event last month, two weeks before Angelenos were asked to stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19. “I should be doing meditation, but I’m not; there’s too much going on up here.” […]

Viola Davis Starts Her Red-Carpet Prep in the Hot Tub With Her Husband

September 21, 2019   No Comment   Articles, News & Articles

This Sunday the new L’Oréal Paris spokeswoman will vie for her second Emmy, a repeat nomination for her role on How to Get Away With Murder—what the actor has called “the ride of my career.” Viola Davis has a way of holding a room. No airs, no ego—there’s nothing inflated about her because she can’t […]

Viola Davis Reveals She Experienced No Symptoms Before Her Prediabetes Diagnosis

I had prediabetes but was able to make changes that helped me take control of the situation … I am so proud of Viola addressing this issue and helping others learn. talked with Viola and allowed her to share her story. She narrates A Touch of Sugar, a documentary about the type 2 diabetes […]

Viola Davis urges crowd at CU Boulder to ask what they’re doing ‘to make life better’

April 6, 2019   No Comment   Articles, News & Articles

Viola Davis stepped on stage at Macky Auditorium at the University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday evening to thunderous, earsplitting applause. It’s something she’s wanted since she was a small child, but it’s not without its pitfalls. “When you are a kid, you dream of that applause,” Davis said. “When you get older, you’re like […]