Viola Davis shares the advice she’d give her younger self

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Oscar award-winning actress Viola Davis is sharing the advice she’d give her younger self. In an interview with People Magazine, the star revealed that as a young girl, she didn’t associate herself with beauty and femininity. She says she never thought she’d be the face of a global beauty brand.

Viola shared in part: “That’s the little girl who follows me all the time. I see her every single day I open my big Sub-Zero refrigerator or sit in my Jacuzzi; she’s just standing there squealing. And I always feel like I have to go back and heal that little girl who grew up in poverty, who was called names and ‘ugly’ all the time.”

On the advice she’d give herself she said in part: “I would tell her that she was enough. I wasted so much time listening to the naysayers. And I just wish I had listened to the other voices of people saying that I was beautiful and talented. I always thought when you listen to that, you’re conceited, but I wish I had listened to that more. I wish I had pranced through the world with just hoity toity confidence and overexuberance.”

Viola Davis shares the advice she’d give her younger self. Take a look.