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Viola Davis Teaches Daughter About 'Commitment'

Viola Davis is teaching her daughter about ''commitment''.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' actress has made a point of instilling the virtue into eight-year-old Genesis - who she has with husband Julius Tennon -...

Viola Davis: I Panic About Not Being Pretty

Viola Davis ''panics'' about not being ''pretty''.The 53-year-old actress has admitted her weight is constantly fluctuating and can leave her upset when she's feeling ''really heavy'', and says she's ''always weighing'' herself to make sure...

Viola Davis Signs Feature Deal With Amazon Studios

Viola Davis has signed a first look feature production deal with Amazon Studios.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' actress runs JuVee Productions with husband Julius Tennon, and the couple have agreed to bring their...

Cynthia Erivo's Fragrant Film Roles

Cynthia Erivo gets a fragrance made for every one of her acting roles.The 'Bad Times at the El Royale' actress finds scent to be a powerful ''trigger'' so finds it useful to get a custom...

Viola Davis' Short-lived Health Cleanse

Viola Davis lasted two days into a health cleanse after getting a craving for hamburgers and vodka. A make up artist on the set of 'Widows' suggested the whole cast and crew take part in...

Viola Davis: Steve Mcqueen Is 'One The Greatest Directors Out There'

Viola Davis thinks Steve McQueen is ''one the greatest directors out there''.The 53-year-old actress has praised the 'Widows' director for being one of the best filmmakers out there, ''especially for a woman''.Speaking on The Tonight...

Viola Davis: I Was Invisible Growing Up

Viola Davis felt ''invisible'' growing up.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star didn't feel like she had a voice as a child and says it has taken a lot of ''courage'' to speak out,...

Nicole Kidman To Host Bafta Career Retrospective

Nicole Kidman will discuss her 35-year career at a special 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' event. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that the 51-year-old Australian actress will conduct an on-stage...

Steve Mcqueen Ready To Direct A Musical

Steve McQueen wants to direct a musical.The 49-year-old British filmmaker is best known for his drama films such as 'Hunger', 'Shame' and '12 Years A Slave' and after taking on action heist movie 'Widows' he...

Viola Davis Says The Help Is A 'Missed Opportunity'

Viola Davis considers 'The Help' to be a ''missed opportunity''.The Oscar-winning actress starred alongside the likes of Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain in the 2011 movie, which tells the story...

Viola Davis: I've Squandered Years Of My Career

Viola Davis thinks she's squandered years of her life.The 53-year-old actress - who is now among the most in-demand stars in Hollywood - has revealed she regrets previously spending so much of her time trying...

Viola Davis Feels Limited To Particular Roles

Viola Davis feels she's always been limited to very particular on-screen roles.The Academy Award-winning star - who appears in the new Steve McQueen-directed heist movie 'Widows - has claimed that in spite of being...

Viola Davis' Revelatory Scenes With Liam Neeson

Viola Davis experienced ''middle-aged female joy'' when she got to bed Liam Neeson in 'Widows'.The 53-year-old actress stars alongside the 66-year-old actor in the new thriller and she praised the movie for having a ''dark-skinned...

Viola Davis Hails Her Widows Co-stars

Viola Davis relished working with a ''fabulous group of women'' on 'Widows'.The acclaimed actress stars as a widow in the new Steve McQueen-directed movie, in which four women try to finish the heist first started...

Viola Davis 'Redefined Strength' For Her Role In Widows

Viola Davis tried to ''redefine strength'' for her role in 'Widows'. The 53-year-old actress stars as Veronica Rawlins, the widow of an armed robber, in the new Steve McQueen-directed heist movie, and Viola has revealed...

Viola Davis: I'm Very Embarrassed About My First Meeting With Meryl Streep

Viola Davis feels ''very embarrassed'' about her first encounter with Meryl Streep. The 53-year-old actress worked with the Hollywood icon on the 2008 period drama 'Doubt', but Viola still feels a bit uncomfortable when she...

Why Does Viola Davis Regret Her Role In 'The Help'?

Viola Davis has declared that she regrets her role in the 2011 movie The Help, despite the fact that it saw her land an Oscar nomination.Davis played the role of Abileen Clark, one of two...

Viola Davis Regrets The Help

Viola Davis regrets the way the characters in 'The Help' were portrayed.The 53-year-old actress played maid Aibileen Clark in the 2011 period drama, and she admitted while she enjoyed the experience on set, but she...

Viola Davis Relishes Playing A Character In 'Dire Circumstances'

Viola Davis relished playing a character who finds herself in ''dire circumstances'' in 'Widows'. The 53-year-old actress stars in the new Steve McQueen-directed drama, which tells the story of four women who unite to repay...

Viola Davis Calls For Race Pay Gap To Be Closed

Viola Davis has called out the pay discrepancy in Hollywood between women of colour and white actresses.The 'Suicide Squad' star has been watching with interest as the industry's gender pay gap has been tackled by...

Steve Mcqueen Admits Good Fortune Played A Part In Widows

Steve McQueen's latest movie 'Widows' came together by sheer good fortune.The 48-year-old director was a huge fan of Lynda La Plante's ground-breaking TV drama series that inspired the movie, but McQueen has admitted he only...

Widows Set To Open Bfi London Film Festival

Viola Davis' new movie 'Widows' is to open the BFI London Film Festival.The 52-year-old actress has a starring role in the Steve McQueen-directed crime film, and it's been confirmed that the premiere of 'Widows' -...

Allison Janney Rejoins I, Tonya Co-star In Troupe Zero

Allison Janney is to be reunited with her 'I, Tonya' co-star Mckenna Grace in new movie 'Troupe Zero'.The 58-year-old actress swept the board in the Best Supporting Actress category at this year's awards season for...

Jennifer Hudson Keeps Oscar Away From Bathroom Germs

Jennifer Hudson won't keep her Oscar in the bathroom because she doesn't want ''dirty hands'' touching it.The 36-year-old actress-and-singer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2007 for her performance Effie White in...

Viola Davis: Women Are 'Worth It'

Viola Davies wants women to understand they are ''worth it'' even when they are ''complicated''.The 52-year-old actress recalled a story in which she told her six-year-old daughter Genesis - who was five at the time...

Viola Davis Was Touched Inappropriately By Men During Her Childhood

Viola Davis had men touch her inappropriately as a child.The 52-year-old 'The Help' actress is glad so many people are speaking up about the sexual harassment they have experienced to raise awareness of what is...

Viola Davis And Lupita Nyong'o Sign Up For The Woman King

Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o will play mother and daughter in 'The Woman King'. TriStar Pictures have acquired the worldwide rights to the forthcoming film, which is based on true events which took place at...

Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland And Viola Davis To Present Academy Awards

Chadwick Boseman, Tom Holland, Viola Davis and Emma Stone are some of the stars presenting awards at this year's Academy Awards.Film producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd revealed today the first 12 celebrities who...

Viola Davis: The #Metoo Movement Will Cost Something

Viola Davis says the #MeToo movement will cost everyone ''something'' as nothing great comes for free.The 'How To Get Away With Murder' star is glad so many people are speaking up about the sexual harassment...

Viola Davis Experienced 'Electricity' With Kerry Washington

Viola Davis says there was ''electricity'' between herself and Kerry Washington on the set of the 'Scandal/How to Get Away With Murder' crossover episode.The 52-year-old actress and Kerry, 40, star opposite each other in the...

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