We know Viola Davis is a star, but now she has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On Thursday, Meryl Streep presented Davis with the star and bestowed some great words upon her.
"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 said, "and her star has been waiting here patiently for 50 years for her."
During Davis' acceptance speech, she remembered her father, as well as her upbringing in Rhode Island.
"Only thing I could think about is my dad," Davis said. "I wish he were here. He died in 2006 and, um, he would think this is pretty fantastic.
"The only picture I have of myself as a kid in kindergarten is with a little seersucker and an expression that’s not really a smile, not really a frown, just something,” she added. “But every time I look at the little girl, I always thought, ‘Oh, that’s a cute outfit, but she was always hungry, she was always shy, she was always kind of in the background, but inside she had big dreams bursting.'
"And the only thing I could think about is that saying, 'What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly,’" she continued. "I cannot believe my life right now … that Meryl Streep spoke at my Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony with my handsome husband [actor Julius Tennon] and a beautiful daughter [Genesis] and my family and my representatives … all I can say is, 'God has blessed my life in abundance.’"
Watch the ceremony below: