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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Theresa on

LuvLuvLuv It!!!!! Be proud of who we are!Beautiful!!! Break a Leg Viola, Oscar awaits for your pickup!!

Lia on

You know you’re beautiful when you can carry off hair that short, she’s rocking it, stunning! Talented and beautiful!

Miriam on

Stunning! Wish more black women would follow her example!

tiny dancer on

here’s hoping other actresses will embrace their natural hair in real life.

Alina on

She is a beautiful woman with or without the wig!

Lisa K on

I think Viola is beautiful with or without the wig….but hey, she needs to do what makes her husband happy. She makes us happy just being who she is. You go girl….hope you win!

Elisabeth on

She looks great! I saw an interview with her and Oprah last week on OWN that was so good, makes me like her even more. She seemed so down to earth and told Oprah at the end that they were going to go to dinner. When Oprah asked her where she said- California Pizza Kitchen. I love that she seems so unpretentious and grateful for her success after struggling a lot at first. I’m also really impressed that she went to college and got her degree in acting and did a lot of stage work first. A very admirable woman!

Vanessa on

I love Viola, without the wig, she looks fabulous! I don’t care for wigs, weave etc. She should never wear a wig again!

charlene on

We care because ?

Gemini on

Absolutely Beautiful!!!

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