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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Nicole on

I love that she’s going au natural without a wig. She looks absolutely beautiful.

Jenny on

I agree with her hubby. Go without a wig! She looks stunning!

Sharon on

Either way, she’s a beautiful woman and I hope she wins!

chicsavant on

She looks pretty with the wig and gorgeous without the wig!

Lisa C on

Love it! I have corkscrew curly hair and always feel in costume when wearing it straight. She looks perfect. - Allt om Kändisar, Blogg och Mode Sacha Baron Cohen Will Attend the Oscars | on

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Alexia on

I love, love, love that her husband encouraged her to be natural and embrace it. Although I do think it’s great to have fun playing with different looks using makeup, hair treatments, wigs, whatever, I think that a woman should also be comfortable in her own skin and her own hair–and wear it proudly. And she looks fabulous!

ampy on

I think she looks beautiful! And Hubby knows best!

Rhonda on

Oh, how pretty she is! She should never wear a wig again.

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