Viola Davis has upped the style stakes during awards season and has consistently appeared on the Best Dressed List, so I’m happy to see her in a high-fashion magazine shoot.
For the LA Times she reveals just how strikingly beautiful she is with natural hair that really highlights her features.
The 46-year-old channels her inner supermodel on the cover in a fitted Marchesa dress with lace sleeves and organza flower detailing.
I don’t know about you, but she looks 20 years younger.
The rest of the editorial sees her wearing a sculptural Jason Wu dress, a Thierry Mugler lace and velvet trim suit and a Costume National fur poncho.
On her slow rise to fame: “You can be in the business for 23 years, which I have been, and suddenly something happens that wakes people up. For me, that was being in a movie (Doubt) with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman. It makes people realize you’re there. Otherwise you’re that black girl who had a guest or costar role in a TV show here or there.”
On the difficulty of landing A-list roles in Hollywood: “That really is our plight, especially as women of colour. You can have all the training in the world, come from a respectable background and yet never get that big opportunity that breaks you out – never.”
On her desire to start producing films: “I am doing this out of necessity. If I am not the instrument of change, I can meander through this business and be the black woman who always has two or three scenes but with fabulous actors around me.”
Credit: LA Time Magazine