Viola Davis: My Husband Encourages Me to Go Wigless

02/24/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

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Daughter Genesis is still getting used to seeing mom Viola Davis without her wigs, but the actress is covering up less and less these days, thanks to some encouragement from her husband.

Speaking to InStyle.com during a private dinner party in Los Angeles recently, Davis recounted a message from hubby Julius Tennon. “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,'” she said. “It’s a very powerful statement.”

Davis, who went au naturel recently for the Los Angeles Times magazine, said she’s not sure if she’ll revert back to wearing her fake hair anytime soon. “We’ll see,” she said. “I think I’ll change it up every once in a while. It gives me flavor. It makes me feel like I’m spicing up my life a bit.” Tell us: Do you think Davis should go without her wig on Oscar night?

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Lisa on

Yes – she looks great!

Amy on

OMG! She IS BEAUTIFUL! Her husband IS 100% RIGHT! She NEEDS to go AU NATURAL more often! I love it! :) <3

Trazey on

she looks great without the wig – you can carry it off with bone structure like that. I just hope she gets a good BRA and stays away from plunging necklines meant for 20 year olds. I hate seeing beautiful older women trying to cling to youth and wearing styles that really unflattering and show sag when there’s NO NEED at all !!

Today on

Nice hair…just trim it little shorter…Love that hair style

Pogue Mahone on

I like her hair better natural.

Marie on

She looks much better without the wig, actually. I think she’s so pretty here! Much more upscale.

Imona on

I thinks she looks great! This is her natural hair, and this is what she was born with.
p.s. This is not a “fro”…this is her hair that has coils and curls.

cmhill on

This hairstyle makes her look younger.

Mel on

She’s so beautiful!

guest123 on

I think she looks stunning and the fact that it comes with her hubby’s encouragement, just makes her even more beautiful.

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