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Viola Davis finally made the cover of Vanity Fair magazine after winning an Oscar Award, an Emmy, a Golden Globe Award, and more accolades as a star on the Black A-list.

The dark, moody cover features "The Help" actress wearing an afro wig and a blue dress with a cut out back detail.

"It's about frickin' time," wrote ShowBiz411's Roger Friedman. "It would have been nicer on the September issue, and a cover photo where you could see her face, but we'll take it!"

The cover was shot by Dario Calmese, the first Black photographer to ever shoot a Vanity Fair cover, according to Friedman.

"Change comes slowly at Vanity Fair," Friedman wrote. "Radhika Jones [a person of color] has been the editor in chief for how long now? But we'll take it!"

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In the cover feature, Viola said she planned to attend protests calling for justice for George Floyd, the Black Minnesota man who was killed in police custody in May.

Davis's close friend and neighbor, Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, talked her out of it because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I immediately talked her out of that." Davis told Vanity Fair via email.

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"Both of us cried," Spencer continues. "This WAS our civil rights movement, and we were sidelined because of health issues. We felt isolated from the movement."

Davis told VF she regrets accepting her role in The Help, a box office hit about racism in the deep south told from the perspective of a domestic housekeeper.

"There's no one who's not entertained by 'The Help.' But there's a part of me that feels like I betrayed myself, and my people, because I was in a movie that wasn't ready to [tell the whole truth]," Davis said, adding that the film was "created in the filter and the cesspool of systemic racism."

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Davis, 54, admitted she took the role in the hopes that it would make her "pop" in Hollywood. "I was that journeyman actor, trying to get in," she said.

And while the movie increased her visibility in Hollywood, the job offers weren't pouring in.

She said when people ask her why she transitioned to television rather than continue making movies, she said, "I always ask them, What movies? What were those movies? Listen, I got 'Widows,' but if I just relied on the Hollywood pipeline... No, there are not those roles."

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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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Viola Davis has a new gig as brand ambassador and the official face of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris.

Executives at L'Oreal announced the Oscar-winning actress will be the official face of Age Perfect, one of her first beauty campaigns, WENN.com reports.

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"As a young girl, I wasn't always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy," the 54 year old said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

"I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today, overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am 'worth it' in every way. I believe it's so important to build confidence in women from a young age... To now be part of a brand that has been championing women's worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal."

Viola joins a roster of diverse spokespeople, including Celine Dion, Dame Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Camila Cabello, among others, who have represented L'Oreal Paris.

The Fences star will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect, beginning later this month.

Viola Davis and her family walked the green carpet at the Hollywood Premiere of Columbia Pictures 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' at the Regency Theater on Saturday. Viola brought her daughter, Genesis Tennon, and her husband Julius Tennon.

It was also a family affair for actor Sterling K. Brown, his wife Michelle Bathe, and their son.

Saturday Night Live veteran Leslie Jones got all glammed up in an evening gown for the Hollywood premiere of the kiddie movie.

Mario Armando Lavandeira, aka blogger Perez Hilton brought his children - son Mario Armando Lavandeira III and daughter Mia Alma Lavandeira to the premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Perez has been depressed over money problems after Instagram changed its algorithms to make it harder for bloggers to earn revenue from their platform without paying a fee.

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