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Viola Davis on Health, Love, and Resilience

The actress reflects on her latest role (in "Won't Back Down"), the importance of self care, and the joys of becoming a mom later in life.

Viola's Time-Out continued...

Embrace the good in getting older. "I don't have the energy I used to have when I was 20," she says, "But I'm on the path of enjoying things like friendships and being able to gain 20 pounds and not worry about it."

Inspire yourself. With little time to read, Davis, who belongs to a nondenominational Christian church with her husband, reaches for the Bible or the works of Joseph Campbell, whose famous sayings include "follow your bliss." "I'm always quoting Campbell," she says.

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Reviewed on July 15, 2012

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