“Only thing I could think about is my dad,” says American actress, Viola Davis as she gets her star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
By Sewe Ishola
American actress, Viola Davis, who was scheduled as one of the first celebrities to be recognized with a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame has got her star yesterday, Thursaday.
The star was joined by Oscar-winning actress, Meryl Streep, who presented the star to her. Even though, she hadn’t wanted to make so much fuss about the event, things changed as the actress took the mic after accepting the honour.
Her words: “Only thing I could think about is my dad,” “I wish he were here. He died in 2006 and, um, he would think this is pretty fantastic.”
Davis continued “The only picture I have of myself as a kid in kindergarten is with a little … sucker and an expression that’s not really a smile, not really a frown, just something. But every time I look at the little girl, I always thought, ‘Oh, that’s a cute outfit but she was always hungry, she was always shy, she was always kind of in the background, but inside she had big dreams bursting.'”
“And the only thing I could think about is that saying, ‘What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly,'” she continued. “I cannot believe my life right now … that Meryl Streep spoke at my Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with my handsome husband (actor Julius Tennon) and a beautiful daughter (Genesis) and my family and my representatives … all I can say is, ‘God has blessed my life in abundance.'”
For the ceremony, Viola wore a beautiful white dress with lace sleeves and fitted waistline to show off her svelte physique.
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