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Sneak Peek: Viola Davis Details Speaking With Cicely Tyson Weeks Before Her Passing

The full video interview will be released exclusivly on the ESSENCE Twitter Platform at 6pm this evening.

Earlier this month, ESSENCE published its September Digital Cover with the cast of ‘The Woman King,” a film that follows the “story of the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey from its enemies in the 19th century,” Senior Entertainer Editor Brande Victorian wrote.

In this exclusive clip, actress, and movie lead Viola Davis details speaking to Cicely Tyson weeks before her passing. “Somehow she opened a portal for me, and made me dream,” Davis says.

Check out this exclusive clip above, and watch the full video on the ESSENCE Twitter platform at 6 pm.