Viola Davis shares the advice she’d give her younger self: ‘I would tell her that she was enough’

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Viola Davis (PHOTO:GETTY/GALLO IMAGES)
Viola Davis (PHOTO:GETTY/GALLO IMAGES)

Award winning actress Viola Davis recently shared the advice she’d give to her young self in an interview with People Magazine.

The star revealed that as a young girl, she didn’t associate herself with beauty and femininity and that she never thought she’d be the spokesperson of a global beauty brand.

“That’s the little girl who follows me all the time. I see her every single day I open my big Sub-Zero refrigerator or sit in my Jacuzzi; she’s just standing there squealing. And I always feel like I have to go back and heal that little girl who grew up in poverty, who was called names and ‘ugly’ all the time,” she said.

As a mom to an eight-year-old daughter the 54-year-old knows exactly the type of advice she’d give herself.

“I wasted so much time listening to the naysayers. And I just wish I had listened to the other voices of people saying that I was beautiful and talented. I always thought when you listen to that, you’re conceited, but I wish I had listened to that more. I wish I had pranced through the world with just hoity toity confidence and overexuberance,” she added.

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