Viola Davis is remembering her friend and mentor, Cicely Tyson. The Hollywood icon died at the age of 96 last month after a historic career.
ET's Nischelle Turner spoke with Davis, 55, about Tyson's legacy, influence and friendship. The Oscar-winning actress first saw Tyson on the screen in in 1974 when Davis was just seven years old. «I saw just excellence.
I saw magic,» Davis tells ET. «The magic of what we do as artists… I was looking for my place in the world. And when I saw her, who looked like me, I found it.» Davis noted that though Tyson is now known as a groundbreaking actress, she was met with criticism within the Black community during her first television role. «When she got her first show on television, she got a boatload of.Read more on etonline.com