Viola Davis has a fascinating feature in Los Angeles Times Magazine in which the actress talked her lifelong love of acting, character preference and desire to mentor young people.
“Human life is about a culmination of moments, and 99 percent of those are quiet but powerful,” said Davis when asked about her preference of underrated characters.
Davis also added that she recognizes her role as a mentor for today’s youth. “I am doing this out of necessity,” she explained. “If I am not the instrument of change, I can meander through this business and be the black woman who always has two or three scenes but with fabulous actors around me.”
Read Viola Davis’ full interview here and see photographer Ruven Afanador’s accompanying pictorial below.