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Viola Davis on Her Work-Life Balance in Hollywood: “I Haven’t Figured It Out Yet”

At the annual Produced By conference in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, talked about their work under their JuVee Productions banner and a need for greater work-life balance in the industry. The wide-ranging conversation, sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, was moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown and took place […]

Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker, Marlon Wayans Join Ben Affleck’s Untitled Nike Sports Marketing Pic

Ozark star Jason Bateman, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker and Marlon Wayans will join Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Prime Video’s untitled Nike sports marketing film. The ensemble cast also includes Matthew Maher, Chris Messina, Tom Papa and Julius Tennon in a movie centered around Nike’s long-shot effort to sign Michael Jordan to its shoe […]

Viola Davis Set to Receive Kering Women in Motion Award During Cannes Film Festival

Viola Davis will be in motion in Cannes on May 22, making her way to the stage to pick up Kering’s Women in Motion Award. In announcing Davis as this year’s recipient, Kering and Cannes praised her “activism and achievements” while noting that she has been a passionate advocate for the rights of women and […]

Hollywood Stars One Award Away From an EGOT

A list of the Hollywood stars who just need one award to have an EGOT — an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

Viola Davis in Talks to Star in ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff at HBO Max

The universe of The Suicide Squad may be growing some more. Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller in the film (and its definite article-less predecessor), is in talks to reprise her role for a series project in the works at HBO Max. The show would spin off from the streamer’s Peacemaker, which featured a couple […]

Viola Davis Calls Online Criticism of Her ‘First Lady’ Performance a Hurtful “Occupational Hazard”

Viola Davis has responded to online critics of her portrayal of Michelle Obama in Showtime’s The First Lady, stating that it can be “incredibly hurtful” to face negative feedback on her work, but that ultimately it is her job as an actor to “make bold choices,” regardless of how it might be received. In a […]

Viola Davis Discusses “Shame” Around Hygiene in Childhood and the Teacher Who Made Her Feel Seen

Viola Davis celebrated a teacher who was the “face of compassion and empathy” in her youth, a time when the actress felt shame and was shamed by others due to her family’s lack of resources. During Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event, the Oscar winner opened up about the various difficulties she faced during […]

Viola Davis, Gillian Anderson and Michelle Pfeiffer on Challenge of Playing Political Icons in ‘The First Lady’

“It’s just a challenge,” says Viola Davis of why she’s so drawn to play real-life characters versus fully fictional creations. “A challenge that brings you back to the work, brings you back to your process, scares you a great deal and reminds you why you wanted to become an actor. It’s not about failure or […]

Viola Davis Recalls Hearing That Black Actors Thought She Wasn’t Pretty Enough for ‘How to Get Away With Murder’

In her upcoming memoir, Viola Davis reveals that after she was cast in How to Get Away With Murder, she faced scrutiny over her beauty and looks from fellow Black actors due to her being darker-skinned. The experience is chronicled in a lengthy New York Times profile, which sees the Oscar-, Tony- and SAG Award-winning […]

Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady’: TV Review

The historical drama weaves together the lives and legacies of three first ladies: Michelle Obama (Viola Davis), Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson).

Viola Davis’ JuVee Productions Teams With Flavourworks for Interactive Live-Action Experience (Exclusive)

Technology and production studio Flavourworks announced on Tuesday a partnership with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions to create an interactive experience titled Lucid. The project, which is in early development and co-produced by the two companies, is described as a live-action experience that combines a whimsical, whodunit narrative with puzzle-solving gameplay elements to […]

Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s ‘The Unforgivable’: Film Review

Vincent D’Onofrio, Viola Davis, Jon Bernthal and Rob Morgan also star in this redemption drama about a damaged woman navigating her freedom after 20 years in prison.