Viola Davis is definitely not letting any Hollywood moss grow under her stylish feet. Many of her fans first discovered her in Doubt with Meryl Streep then supported her in The Help. Since then, she appears to be everywhere. Loving wife to actor Julius Tennon and mom to toddler Genesis, the Juilliard trained star is a force of nature.
When you make your Valentine’s Day plans, include Davis’ new film Beautiful Creatures. The film is a love story based on a series of bestselling, young adult, fantasy novels. Viola plays Amma, a character who appears as an elderly maid in the book. Amma is a seer who communicates with her powerful ancestors called “The Greats.”
We visited Ms. Davis on set in New Orleans to talk about the project. The Tony award-winning Oscar-nominated actress is thrilled about Beautiful Creatures and her life right now. Viola has come into her own, insisting that although her character was originally written as a maid, she wasn’t going down that road with Amma.