Viola Davis: My Husband Encourages Me to Go Wigless

02/24/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Daughter Genesis is still getting used to seeing mom Viola Davis without her wigs, but the actress is covering up less and less these days, thanks to some encouragement from her husband.

Speaking to during a private dinner party in Los Angeles recently, Davis recounted a message from hubby Julius Tennon. “He said, ‘If you want to wear it for your career, that’s fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are,'” she said. “It’s a very powerful statement.”

Davis, who went au naturel recently for the Los Angeles Times magazine, said she’s not sure if she’ll revert back to wearing her fake hair anytime soon. “We’ll see,” she said. “I think I’ll change it up every once in a while. It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing up my life a bit.” Tell us: Do you think Davis should go without her wig on Oscar night?


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Angela on

Absolutely WITHOUT! She looks amazing!

victory on

Viola is beautiful, lose the wigs. I agree with her husband, embrace who you are.

Thel on

sorry didn’t spell check last comment

Patty on

She has so much depth of character. I’d bet she’d be just as pretty sans makeup as well.

On the other hand, I don’t agree that it is our externals, that make us who we are. Whether or not, I wear my hair straight or curly, doesn’t define me. It is our integrity, compassion, honesty, etc. that defines us.

KD on

I think she looks gorgeous! I’m glad her husband embraces her and with her natural hair.

cindi lakes on

i think she should do whatever SHE feels most beautiful doing! But personally I think she is very pretty and does not need a wig,her hair is just a complement to her natural beauty. Kudos to her husband for loving her the way she naturally is! Sounds like he is a keeper Viola!!

julee on

yaaaay for her husband! yaaaay for viola! she looks even more beautiful and stunning without than she does wearing a wig.

Harmless question on

She looks gorgeous, so glad her husband lets her know how beautiful she is naturally.
Now my question: where I live there are very few African American people, and I am just curious as to how many usually wear wigs/weaves etc. call me naive, but I really have no idea.

None of Your Busniess on

Good for Viola!!!!!

Change is good now and then!!!!

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