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


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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