First time mom Viola Davis absolutely loves everything about motherhood. In October, the Oscar-nominated actress and her actor husband Julian Tennon adopted daughter, Genesis. Parenting, the couple says, has been their most important role yet. Viola opens up about her experiences in an interview with PEOPLE.

When the magazine caught up with her at the premiere of her new movie, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” she said, “I feel like a star at home only because she loves me so much. I mean, it’s a red carpet every day. It’s wonderful!”

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Viola says reading books to 16-month-old Genesis is one of the couple’s favorite pastimes.

“She loves ‘Goodnight Moon,’” Davis says. “Every time we get to the part where the old lady who is sitting and whispering hush, she goes ‘Shhh!’ I just love it. It’s something simple, but it’s the most amazing thing to see.”

The couple is looking toward their daughter’s future as well. Viola says co-star Sandra Bullock’s son is a great kid and she sees lots of play dates in he and Genesis’ future.