Great Performance: Viola Davis

Viola Davis on the performances that changed her life, the difficult choice to play a maid and the difference between entertainment and experience.

2011 Performances: The Help and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Nominated: Best Actress for The Help

THE PERFORMERS SPEAK:

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