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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susan on

She is beautiful with or without. I say no wig!

Joe on

Viola Davis is beautiful with and without her wigs. If I were her, I’d mix it up and wear the wigs sometimes, just to give it spice, like she says.

Barbara on

Yes, I think Viola should not wear a wig on Oscar Night. I have not had chemicals in my hair for nearly two years. I love my natural look. And I use Shea’s Moisture products. (Organic)

Susan Finch on

Viola is such a beautiful lady. I watched her on The Help last night and wow!!

funkytown on

viola, you are absolutely stunning with your natural hair! throw those wigs away and never look back!

TheGoodFairy on

She is a beautiful woman either way. This way is very sophisticated and not everyone can carry it off. I’d love to see her like this, particularly for The Help, which has so much about being real, strong and true.

Barbara on

I think she looks way better without the wig. She’s beautiful!

Thel on

Keep that wig off you look greayt

Mary on

She is beautiful. Don’t know why she has been wearing wigs in the first place.

Deb on

Wigs are okay sometimes, but love her hair as is.

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