American actress and producer, Viola Davis, was honored yesterday, 5th January 2017, with a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame. The actress, who is the rumored front runner to win Best Actress at this years Oscars for her role in ‘Fences’, is the first to be honored with a star in 2017.
The actress, who wanted no celebration nor speech, tried to hold in the rush of emotion as fans gathered to celebrate her. “The only thing I could think about is my dad,” she said. “I wish he were here. He died in 2006 and, um, he would think this is pretty fantastic.”
Davis has indeed blessed audiences with her gift. As her ‘Doubt’ co-star Meryl Streep told the crowd prior to Davis’ acceptance speech, “Viola Davis is possessed. She is. She’s possessed of a blazing, incandescent talent. She is, arguably, the most immediate, responsive artist I have ever worked with. She’s, like, a sure thing,” Streep added, “and her star has been waiting here patiently for 50 years for her.”
Congratulations to this beautiful and brilliant actress.