Viola Davis presented Meryl Streep with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday night’s Golden Globes and it was beyond moving, emotional, passionate, but above anything else … made us crave some apple pie and greens.
While Davis stood before Streep to honor the actress for her contribution to the entertainment industry, she opened up with a monologue chronicling a discussion she once had with the stellar performer.
According to Davis, it’s Streep who suggested a homemade apple pie isn’t an apple pie unless you use “pippin apples” and you forego store-bought crust. And it’s not collard greens unless you use “ham hocks.”
“She tilts that head back with that sly suspicious smile, you think do I have something in my teeth or does she want to kick my ass,” Viola joked.
After the talk of greens and apple pie, which was an instant catalyst for salivation, Davis went on to call the actress “a high-powered standing machine.” The actress continued, “She is an observer and a thief. She waits to share what she has stolen on that sacred place which is the screen.”
After a stunning montage of Meryl’s work over the past several decades, she accepted the award with grace, dignity, class, emotion and no voice. The star apologized for her raspy delivery, but went on to suggest “an actor’s only job is to enter the lives of people who are different than us and let you feel what that feels like.”
The beauty then delivered a political message, suggesting that “there was one performance this year that stunned me … sank hooks in my heart … it was effective and it did its job.”
Speaking of President-elect Donald Trump, she said, “It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country, imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.”
“I still can’t get it out of my head. It was real life,” she said. “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence.” Streep then asked the press “to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.”
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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