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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Meg on

She looks so beautiful with her natural hair, and she rocks the wigs too!

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Dianne M Daniels on

Viola should definately rock her natural hair – she looks younger without the wigs! Her hair is gorgeous – and it suits her beautiful features. Kudos to her wonderful husband for encouraging her to do “Viola”…great example of positive and healthy self-esteem and a woman who loves who and what she sees in the mirror every single day!

LaRitaBrooks on

She is so beautiful it does not matter wig or wigless. She is a beautiful soul.

Roger on

Viola Davis Tennon looks fabulous in her natural hair. Her husband was absolutely right. Good for him and better for her! They make a great couple.

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Sarah on

She is so beautiful either way she goes! I absolutely adore her!

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