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Viola Davis Tells 'InStyle' Why She's Over Her Fear of Aging

Viola Davis Tells 'InStyle' Why She's Over Her Fear of Aging

Viola Davis shows off her stunning smile on the cover of InStyle‘s January 2016 issue, on newsstands December 11.

Here is what the 50-year-old How to Get Away with Murder actress had to share with the mag:

On marriage: “I’ve learned that it’s not always about you. Marriage is a dying to yourself, but [also this] renewing and being born into a state of commitment, of understanding the value of partnership in life.”

On African-American women in Hollywood: “Unwritten racial casting rules absolutely still exist. I’ve played many best friends, crack-addicted mothers, next-door neighbors, or professionals with no personal lives. It goes back to perception. There is a limitation to how we are seen.”

On aging: “What’s released me most from the fear of aging is self-awareness. I’ve never determined my value based on my looks or anything physical. I’ve been through a lot in life, and what has gotten me through is strength of character and faith.”

For more from Viola, visit InStyle.com! Bigger cover pic inside…

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Photos: Photographed for InStyle by Jan Welters
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