Viola Davis has become one of my favorite actresses, after seeing her in Eat, Pray, Love and The Help, I really began to like her acting style. Even though Davis has been acting for quite some time now and she has even won a Tony Award as well as a Drama Desk Award. What really made me respect and admire Davis is the fact that she went on the red carpet wearing an Afro; in an industry that expects black women to look as non-black as possible, I found this move by Davis as defying hollywood's idea of what true beauty is.
Because of Davis' fearlessness for doing this, she really inspired me. Despite all of the criticism she received for wearing her hair this way, she still had enough gumption to do it and for that I commend her for it.
Viola Davis in her own words:
" We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age."
" I didn't see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn't! I thought I could do what they did. And what I didn't do well, I thought people were going to give me the opportunity to do well, because maybe they saw my talent, so they would give me a chance. I had no idea that they would see me completely different."