Viola Davis, Tony Emmy, Diabetes discussed on Sunday Sitdown with Willie Geist


With another episode of The Sunday. Sit Down podcast my thanks as always clicking and listening along my guest. This week is a Hollywood powerhouse house. She is the Oscar Tony Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Viola Davis we walk through not just an extraordinary career but an extraordinary life she was born on a former plantation in a one room shack in South Carolina moved as an infant up to central falls Rhode Ryland with her family where she lived in destitute poverty roaches in the house. You'll hear all about it counting only on her school lunch for a meal every day to rise from that place to where she is now is an incredible story and you're going to hear every bit of it. She went to the juilliard school she went on became a Tony Winning winning actress on Broadway and then worked her way onto Hollywood's a-list with breakout roles in the help and then an Oscar winning performance alongside Denzel Washington offenses not to mention starring role in the hit T._v.. Show that earned her an emmy how to get away with murder interesting to hear viola talk about fame still kind of uncomfortable with it knows how fleeting it is and talks about giving back and doing the important things with her platform among them her latest project a documentary Patrick called a touch of sugar. It's about the diabetes crisis in our country. She was diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago and it runs in her family using the platform platform to talk about an epidemic in this country a powerful conversation Viola Davis. I have to say sucks you in. She speaks so passionately and powerfully she is inspirational and she's here now on the Sunday. Sit Down podcast. Thank you bye again. We're as a sort of an interview series. We're conducting. We start at thirty thirty rock then we move here. We'll do another one somewhere downtown later today. I'll some keep talking. I have to say I didn't know this about you. The diabetes that's in in your family and touched your life enough that you wanted to be the voice of this documentary film. I did want to be the voice because it you know the the thirty million adults that have type two diabetes the eighty four million have prediabetes and then I think about my family it has been affected by.

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