Viola Davis recently appeared on The View to discuss her role in the film, “The Help.” Although she talked about the movie, she also discussed her newest family addition, baby Genesis.


According to Viola, life with 14-month-old Genesis has been great. The actress states, “It’s just been wonderful. She had to get use to me because black girls sometimes were wear wigs and weaves. So the first time I took my wig off with her, she was like ‘No!’ She literally did that. She was like ‘No!’ It took her a minute.”

When discussing her recent role in the award nominated movie, “The Help,” Davis commented on her hesitancy in accepting the part. As Davis explains, “Well I knew that it had to be handled very carefully, and I knew that there would be backlash. [I] knew there was going to be backlash from the African American community. It’s a story set in 1962 about maids who are not educated, and I thought that people would look at that and they wouldn’t see the work.”

Since its debut, “The Help” has reached record numbers at the box office and sold millions of DVD copies. Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, welcomed baby Genesis into their home a few months ago after finalizing adoption procedures.

Watch the interview here.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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