My Role Model: Viola Davis


One of my role models is Viola Davis. She is an actor and you might know her from shows like “How to Get Away with Murder” or movies like “The Help”. Viola is a very inspirational person not just in real life but even the roles she play. In an interview with Vanity Fair she talks about how she was scared to go to the BLM protests because of health risks. So instead of just staying home she gathered a couple of friends and had a small and safe protest with everyone wearing masks. Viola wanted to be there and make a difference and that means a lot, especially at this time. “Davis lends extraordinary gravity to the roles she plays, a presence both weighty and magnetic.” is what the interviewer said about Viola. She puts her all into her job, it’s her passion that earned her Tony and Oscar awards. Her standing up and being herself no matter what the tabloids say about her is what makes her a role model. 

Davis goes against the stereotypes and is brave enough to not care what others think which is the reason she is one of my role models. Viola Davis once said, “You can’t be hesitant about who you are.” I take that quote and live by it. It makes me feel like it’s ok to be me and do the things that make me happy because it’s my life and I’m the one living it. She helped me decide what I wanted to be and what career I wanted to follow. Viola Davis makes me want to keep going even if I don’t think I can because that is the type of person she is.

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