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Viola Davis confesses she wanted to look more like Oprah Winfrey as a younger woman at the beginning of her acting career.

The Oscar-winning 'Fences' star says she loved the media mogul's confidence and beauty at the 1986 Academy Awards, and she dreamed of looking just like her.

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"I wanted to look like Oprah, especially when she went to the Oscars for The Color Purple," Davis tells People magazine. "I thought she was the most beautiful [woman].

But the 54-year-old reveals she never told that to Oprah's face, now that they've become good friends.

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"I never told her that," she adds. "Literally, Oprah went to one of my weddings and I never had the guts to say, 'Oprah, I was always trying to look like you!'"

Viola admits she has more confidence in herself now and she's happy with the beautiful African woman she sees in the mirror.

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"Now, I don't want to look like anyone other than me," she adds. "I love embracing my nose and my lips. It's like all of a sudden, I was like, 'Viola, that's what your lips always looked like? Why'd you have a problem with that?' I love wearing red lipstick, which took me a long time, because I think my lips are fabulous."

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