Viola Davis looks really excited as she goes up to receive the Artist of the Year Award at Harvard University on Saturday (March 4) in Cambridge, Mass.
The 51-year-old Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner gave a speech to the students after she was awarded, and gave them a little advice.
“I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder,” she said, via People. “I’m still trying to take care of that chip on my shoulder, by the way. It was mainly because I felt my voice as an artist was being stifled.”
“I want people to be seen. I want them to feel less alone,” Viola said. “I think Picasso is the one who said ‘I paint because I want to show people what’s going on behind the eyes.’”
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