Viola Davis fronts Essence October 2013. She is an actress from Fences and Intimate Apparel. Her new film ‘Prisoners’ is set to arrive in theaters on September 20, 2013. The Help actress in an interview, he opens up the first time she met her husband. She also talks about why she gave up on wigs after she battled breast cancer.
On her confidence growing up:
“My image of myself [as a youth] was in the mouths of young White kids calling me ugly and then going home to a mother who did not fully embrace her own beauty.”
On finding love through prayer:
“I asked for a husband who was emotionally available, someone who was older, someone who maybe had a family before. I like older men. Someone from the South. Someone who loves God more than he loves himself. I met my husband three and a half weeks later, an ex-football player from Austin, Texas. On one our first dates, he took me to church.”
On saying goodbye to her wigs:
“I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am.”
On hair lovers:
“There’s not one woman in America who does not care about her hair. But we give it way too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.”9
Essence October 2013!