Viola Davis Goes Wigless at Oscar Luncheon

Celebrity Beauty Feb. 25, 2012 AT 10:08AM
Viola Davis Goes Wigless at Oscar Luncheon Credit: Dave M. Benett/Getty; Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Viola Davis is letting it all hang loose!

The Help's Best Actress nominee, 46, went au naturel Thursday -- ditching her wig at the 5th Annual ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon.

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Her inspiration? "My husband (actor Julian Tennon) wanted me to take the wig off," she told In Style. "He said, 'If you want to wear it for your career, that's fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!' It's a powerful statement."

Davis' husband isn't her only family member to have an opinion on her look.

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Daughter Genesis, 18 months, (who she and Tennon adopted in October) "had to get used to me because black girls, sometimes we wear wigs and weaves," the actress has remarked. "The first time I took my wig off with her, she was like, 'Nooo!' She literally did that."

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Still, Davis, isn't sure whether or not she’ll stick with her natural roots. "I think I'll change it up every once in a while," she said. "It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing my life up a bit."

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