Viola Davis graces the cover of InStyle magazine’s December 2020 issue looking very sharp in her Wolk Morais houndstooth suit and tie and banker shirt, all in upcycled fabric, styled by the sustainable stylist, Elizabeth Stewart.
You just know that Janelle Monae is living in awe of the black and white moment which was complete with Bvglari jewels and Angela Scott shoes.
In her interview, Viola talked about her role in the new upcoming movie ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ which is starts streaming on Netflix on December 18.
“Everything attracted me to Ma Rainey, especially the idea that I didn’t feel I could play her. But she also really reminds me of the women I grew up with, all my aunties and relatives, the people who were bigger in stature whom I saw as so beautiful.”
She also talked about her co-star Chadwick Boseman (in what was his last role), sharing what it was like to work with the late actor.
“Boseman was a beautiful man and a great artist. It’s like what Issa Rae said: He was ours as African-Americans. He was someone who had a quality that very few have today, whether young or old, which is a total commitment to the art form of acting. Regardless of ego, regardless of any of it. He was with the same agent he had when he started his career.”
“And when you were with him on the set, he absolutely did not want celebrity treatment. He hated that. He really did. We actually had a little discussion about that. He said, “Viola, I don’t mind the work. I don’t mind all the hours. It’s the other stuff that exhausts me.” He hated the celebrity part. I have to say, we all do. Because we have to be a persona that we just don’t know.”