Oprah Winfrey will interview Viola Davis in Netflix special

Viola Davis will open up to Oprah Winfrey in a Netflix interview. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

April 7 (UPI) — Netflix announced on Thursday the special “Oprah + Viola”¬†will premiere on April 22. The 48-minute special will feature Oprah Winfrey in conversation with Viola Davis.

Davis will be discussing her new memoir, “Finding Me.” In the book, Davis discusses growing up surrounded by abuse and poverty.

According to the announcement, Davis says she found peace by “giving up hope that the past could be different.” The discussion will also include Davis’ love life and career.

Winfrey normally produces content for Apple TV+. She produced “When They See Us for Netflix.”

Davis won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” after nominations for “Doubt” and “The Help,” and a subsequent nomination for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” She also starred in the “Suicide Squad”¬†movies.

Next for Davis is the Showtime drama “The First Lady,” a return to series after “How to Get Away with Murder.”


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