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Viola Davis explained how an on-set conversation with her co-star gave her a fresh perspective on issues she’d been dealing with for decades.
In an excerpt from her new memoir ‘Finding Me‘ she revealed how he asked: “Viola, who are you?”
Will Smith continued: “Look, I’m always going to be that 15-year-old boy whose girlfriend broke up with him. That’s always going to be me. So, who are you?”
Viola wrote in her memoir;
“There I was, a working actress with steady gigs, Broadway credits, multiple industry awards, and a reputation of bringing professionalism and excellence to any project. Hell, Oprah knew who I was.
“Yet, sitting there conversing with Will Smith, I was still that little, terrified, third-grade Black girl.”
The 56-year-old actress recently insisted critics “serve no purpose“ as she responded to negative feedback about her portrayal of Michelle Obama in ‘The First Lady’.
Watch Viola Davis and Oprah discuss Viola’s Memoir HERE