Viola Davis, told a crowd at Harvard University’s Sander Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Saturday evening, where she was honored with the school’s 2017 Artist of the Year award, that she felt like her voice was being stifled.
“I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up. I think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder,”
“I’m still trying to take care of that chip on my shoulder, by the way. It was mainly because I felt my voice as an artist was being stifled.”
Davis said she will try to live up to the honor bestowed upon her by Harvard.
“I can’t promise that I won’t do some crap every once in a while, because I’ve done some crap, let me tell you,” she joked. “But I have to say that I am honored to even be in the presence of so many artists here.”
Congrats Viola Davis, your voice is stifled no more!!!