Viola Davis On The Privilege of Being Yourself
Viola Davis – Be Who You Are
How Viola Davis thought she needed to change her physical appearance when she was handed her role in How to Get Away with Murder.
“When I was handed Annalise Keating, I said, she’s sexy. She’s mysterious. I’m used to playing women who got to gain 40 pounds and wear an apron. I said, oh god. I got to lose weight. I got to learn how to walk like Kerry Washington in heels. You know? I got to lose my belly. Then I asked myself, well, why do I have to do all of that? I truly believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”