'The Help' Star Viola Davis: I Was Asleep During Golden Globe Nominations

Mon, December 19, 2011 4:00pm EDT by Add first Comment
Viola Davis Golden Globes

HollywoodLife.com spoke to the talented actress about being nominated for a Golden Globe for her unbelievable role as Aibileen Clark in the hit movie ‘The Help’ and can you believe she was sleeping?

Viola Davis isn’t letting it go to her head! HollywoodLife.com ran into Viola, 46, at the NYC premiere of her new movie Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on Dec. 15 and she said although she’s appreciative of being nominated for the upcoming 69th Annual Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama, this isn’t her first time to the rodeo!

“I was asleep,” she laughs. “This is the second time around for me. So this time, I’m definitely taking it in stride I’m appreciative but know what’s at the end of it – I have to get back to work. It’s always a shock when you have to get back to work because I did it during Doubt [2008] you have to put it in perspective now I’m just saying ‘oh golden globes.'”

Viola says that while filming The Help, based on the best selling book written by Kathryn Stockett, she knew people would really connect to the film.

“I knew it was special,” she says. “I knew something was going on in Greenwood, Mississippi that people would pay attention to.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also nominated Glenn Close [Albert Nobbs], Rooney Mara [Girl with the Dragon Tattoo], Meryl Streep [Iron Lady], and Tilda Swinton [We Need To Talk About Kevin].

— Chloe Melas

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