LOS ANGELES Jan 5 Stage, screen and television
actress Viola Davis on Thursday received the 2,596th star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oscar-nominated actress was visibly
moved by the honor at the unveiling.
"The only thing I could think of is the little girl from
Central Falls," said Davis, continuing, "She was always kind of
in the background. But inside she had big dreams bursting and
the only thing I could think about is that saying, what the
caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the
Speaking at the ceremony, Meryl Streep, Davis' co-star from
"Doubt" for which she received an Oscar nomination, said, "Viola
Davis is possessed. She's possessed of a blazing, incandescent
talent ... She's a gift to writers. She plants herself in a
scene where she has no words and she writes paragraphs with her
Last month, Davis received a Golden Globe nomination for
best supporting actress for her turn in "Fences" - a role that
garnered her a Tony in 2010, and is expected to earn her a third
Academy Award nomination when they are announced on Jan. 24.
Her previous Oscar nods were for her work in 2011's "The
Help" and 2008's "Doubt".
Before becoming a film star, Davis was already a celebrated
theater actress, making her Broadway debut in 1996, and winning
her first Tony in 2001 for "King Hedley II."
(Reporting and Writing by Reuters Television)