Viola Davis already is aware of how she’s going to have fun if she turns into an EGOT winner.
The “Lady King” star simply snagged her first Grammy nomination for her 2022 memoir “Discovering Me.”
If she wins, the actor will be a part of the elite group of EGOT — Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony — winners as its 18th member.
On the thirteenth annual Governors Awards at Los Angeles’ Fairmount Century Plaza final Saturday, Davis spoke about her current nomination and what it will imply to realize the EGOT honor.
“Felt fairly good,” Davis informed Leisure Tonight about incomes the nomination for her audiobook, which she narrated.
She landed the nod for finest audio guide, narration and storytelling recording alongside nominees Mel Brooks (who already has an EGOT), Jamie Foxx, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Questlove.
Davis has a lead actress Emmy for “The best way to Get Away With Homicide,” a supporting actress Oscar for “Fences” and two Tonys for “Fences” and “King Hedley II,” bringing her a step away from attaining EGOT standing.
If she had been to attain her first Grammy this yr, she would be a part of the ranks of solely 17 individuals who have ever earned the EGOT, together with John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.
It will additionally make her the third Black lady — alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Hudson — in that uncommon firm.
“It’s a surreal title to have,” Davis informed the leisure outlet in regards to the potential of incomes the EGOT. “And I thought of it, and I believed to myself, ‘If I obtain that, I could take myself out to dinner.’”
“And , I don’t have fun my wins,” Davis added. “However I’d have fun that win.”
Talking about what motivates her in her decades-long Hollywood profession, the actor mentioned on the 2011 Elle Girls in Hollywood, “What retains me within the enterprise is hope.”
“And that’s the hope that girls of shade are additionally part of the narrative, that our tales are simply as potent, as a result of we even have the facility of transformation. We even have the facility to be quirky, and attractive, and totally different, humorous, heartfelt and all of these issues,” she added on the Elle tribute occasion.
Arising for Davis, she’s set to play a warped villain in Lionsgate’s “Starvation Video games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”
The dystopian action-adventure additionally stars beforehand introduced forged members Rachel Zegler (“West Facet Story”) as Lucy Grey Baird, Tom Blyth (“Billy the Child”) as a younger Coriolanus Snow, Peter Dinklage (“Sport of Thrones”), Jason Schwartzman (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Hunter Schafer (“Euphoria”).
“The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” is scheduled to open in theaters on Nov. 17, 2023.