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Viola Davis Is Scared to Take On Her 'Suicide Squad' Role!

Viola Davis poses for photos with her three-year-old daughter Genesis while attending the GBK & Stop Attack Pre-Kids’ Choice Awards Gift Lounge on Friday (March 27) at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood.

The 49-year-old actress recently opened up about taking on a role in the highly anticipated movie Suicide Squad.

“You know what that’s a tough one, but I would give it to Amanda Waller,” Viola told Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve been doing my research on Amanda Waller and I’m a little scared because she’s really unapologetic. She’s on the right side of the law, but really she should probably be at Rikers Island — that’s just my opinion, Amanda!”

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Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Taraji P. Henson & More Bring Girl Power to the Variety Studio

Kerry Washington and Mindy Kaling both arrive in style for the Variety Studio Actors on Actors presented by Autograph Collection Hotels on Saturday (March 28) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event by Taraji P. Henson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Julianna Margulies, Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis, Clive Owen, Conan O’Brien, Justin Theroux, Jimmy Kimmel, Fred Armisen, and Queen Latifah.

“We try to be really tasteful,” Kerry recently told ET of Scandal‘s love scenes. “The more that lives in your imagination, the more it belongs to you. The more you can see yourself in that situation — and I think a lot of women want to see themselves in those situations.”

FYI: Julianna is wearing Narciso Rodriguez. Kerry is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress, Bionda Castana shoes, Lauren Harper earrings, and an Amrapali ring, and a Movado watch. Viola is wearing a Donna Karan dress, Swarovski earrings, and Vince Camuto heels.

35+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Taraji P. Henson and more at the studio… More Here! »

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Kerry Washinton & Viola Davis Are Leading Ladies at GLAAD Awards 2015

Kerry Washington gets daring in a low-cut dress at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday evening (March 21) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 38-year-old Scandal star was joined at the event by her showrunner Shonda Rhimes along with How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis, Matt McGorry, Aja Naomi King, and Jack Falahee.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kerry Washington

“Sooo excited for the #glaadawards today! & Can’t wait to see @RestingPlatypus @ajanaomi_king @violadavis @shondarhimes @petenowa ! 😀 @glaad,” Matt tweeted earlier that day.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Hellessy gown, Anya Hindmar‎ch clutch, Charlotte Olympia shoes, Dana Rebecca Designs earrings, and a Chimento chain link band with pave diamonds.

10+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and more at the big bash… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Went to School 'Always So Hungry & Ashamed'

Viola Davis shows a little shoulder in this gorgeous shot from her feature in the April 2015 issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands March 17.

Here’s what the 49-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On going to school hungry: “I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn’t tap into my potential. I couldn’t get at the business of being me…It was like, If you don’t eat it now, it’ll be gone, and you’re going to be hungry for the next—Lord, who knows how long?”

On helping to raise over $4.5 million for the Hunger Is campaign: “This is the richest country in the world. There’s no reason kids should be going to school hungry. Food is something that everyone should have. It just is.”

On fully accepting who you are: “One thing that is missing from the vision boards is what happens when you don’t get what you want. Your ability to adapt to failure, and navigate your way out of it, absolutely 100 percent makes you who you are.”

On the memorable episode of How to Get Away With Murder in which she removes her makeup, eyelashes, and wig: “I’m finally comfortable with my story. And I finally understand what [mythologist] Joseph Campbell meant when he said: ‘The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.’”

For more on Viola, visit Glamour.com.

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Viola Davis Goes Glam for the Oscars 2015

Viola Davis looks gorgeous on the red carpet at the 2015 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 22) in Hollywood.

The 49-year-old renowned actress was joined at the show by her husband Julius Tennon. Viola will be presenting an award on stage tonight!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Viola Davis

FYI: Viola is wearing a Zac Posen dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Jimmy Choo bag, and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

Make sure to watch the 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, airing TONIGHT at 8:30pm ET on ABC!

More Here! »

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Kerry Washington & Zoe Saldana Hit Pre-Oscars Sistahs Soiree

Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana step out in style at Alfre Woodard’s Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday night (February 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by Gugu Mbatha-Waw, Viola Davis, Danai Gurira, Rosario Dawson, Danai Gurira, Anika Noni Rose, Jurnee Smollett, and Angela Bassett.

The next day, Gugu also stepped out at the 2015 Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon at the same location.

FYI: Zoe is wearing a Lanvin dress, Irene Neuwirth jewelry, Kurt Geiger heels, and a Tyler Alexandra clutch. Kerry is wearing a Sophia Kah dress, SJP Collection shoes, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Danai is wearing a Chagoury Couture dress, Erickson Beamon Rocks earrings, and an Erin Dana clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, and more… More Here! »

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Viola Davis Gives an Emotional Acceptance Speech at SAG Awards 2015 (Video)

Viola Davis gets very emotional as she gives an acceptance speech on stage at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 25) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actress won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series prize for her work on How to Get Away with Murder.

“All right, when I tell my daughter stories at night, invariably a few things happen. Number one, I use my imagination. I always start with life and I build from there,” she said. “And then the other thing that happens…she always says, ‘Mommy can you put me in the story?’ It starts from the top up, so I’d like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Besty Beers…and Pete Nowalk…for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark skinned African-American woman who looks like me,” Viola said. Watch the speech below…


Viola Davis Gives an Emotional Acceptance Speech

FYI: Viola is wearing a Max Mara gown.

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