In a cover story for Variety magazine, Viola Davis dishes on her post-Emmy award sentiments and the larger meaning behind such a historical victory.
Though we all know Davis to be emphatically talented, her feats still come as a shock.
“I keep expecting to be that little girl who loses the contest,” Davis told Variety. “It’s a mixture of disbelief and joy and acceptance. It’s just beautiful.”
More than just an Emmy, Davis explains how this award speaks volumes beyond a Hollywood platform.
“What it meant for me to win the Emmy is I found it,” Davis explained. “It’s not just the award. It’s what it’s going to mean to young girls — young brown girls, especially. When they saw a physical manifestation of a dream, I felt like I had fulfilled a purpose.”
The How to Get Away With Murder actress also took to Instagram to post a video of her daughter sharing excitement over her triumphant win.