Viola Davis fears her daughter will grow up feeling 'entitled'
Actor Viola Davis says her "number one fear" is that her daughter will grow up feeling "entitled" and not appreciate what she has. The 51-year-old actor shares five-year-old daughter, Genesis, with husband Julius Tennon.
When asked how she handles the balance of wanting Genesis to have more than Davis did growing up and appreciating it as it comes, the actor tells People magazine, "You just listed my number one fear, which is entitlement. I never had a house, I do shop at Target, I buy all her clothes at Target or H&M."
Davis, who recently took home the award for the best supporting actor for her role in Fences at this year's Oscars, says her husband helps her keep Genesis grounded as he always "holds the little girl accountable" for the things she does.
"Julius is really tough. He has two beautiful children and seven grandkids. I came into a relationship where he already had children and grandchildren and raised his kids on his own, so he's tough – he toes the line, but in a loving way.