I am in tears. Literally, I am tearing up as I read the reviews on the lovely Ms. Viola Davis’ SAG Awards appearance and win today. See her acceptance speech here.
Ms. Davis is an incredible talent. If you’ve ever seen her on the big or little screen, you will immediately notice how she breathes life into her characters, gives them grace and dignity even when they are not doing the most graceful or dignified things.
I am emotional because she not only won an award for her brilliant acting on “How to Get Away with Murder” but she has also been called a beauty on the red carpet. I know, I know. One shouldn’t care about external validation. Well, if we’re honest with ourselves, most of us care…at least a little bit. If you think you don’t, try walking outside naked to the grocery store. Yeah, none of us are TOTALLY free of external validation.
So, it feels good to know that Viola Davis is called beautiful, that her natural hair is given its just do: it is stunning, regal, queenly, gorgeous. And so is Ms. Davis. Congratulations Ms. Davis! I hope to meet you one day and tell you so in person.