Dieting is never easy, just ask Viola Davis! During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Viola explained how her makeup artist for her new movie Widows encouraged her to “cleanse” her body by trying a new diet during filming. However, after only two days of changing her eating habits, Viola sadly gave up because she was starting to become a very angry person.
“We could eat but we couldn’t chew and we couldn’t suck,” she explained about the diet that she and the movie’s crew members ended up trying. “So we had to sip all of our food because sucking and chewing was an act of aggression and it was about completing everything. Living in forgiveness, and I was like ‘Isn’t this awesome! I want that. I want to release my anger.'”
When Viola went home and told her husband, Julius Tennon, about her new meal plan, he told her that she was crazy. Viola hilariously explained, “My husband was like, ‘Why the hell would you want to do something like that, V? I ain’t never seen you miss a meal. I don’t know how the hell you going to do something like that?'”
Though the How to Get Away with Murder actress wanted to reap the benefits from the “cleanse,” she sadly gave up once her niece called her at the wrong time. “I was in the damn jacuzzi one day and my niece called and she pissed me off so damn bad. I was like why the hell are you doing that?” Viola jokingly shared.
Viola’s diet, unfortunately, caused her to lose her patience very quickly. So when her niece made her angry, Viola decided that she had enough of her new nutrition plan. “We had to do it for 28 days,” she told host Jimmy Fallon. “I lasted for two.”
The mom of-one said she then ended up eating the juiciest burger that she could find in her house and took a quick trip to the drive-through at McDonald’s. And since the diet required her to not drink alcohol, Viola broke that rule very quickly. “I had a big thing of vodka with soda water [and] lemon,” she hilariously said.
By the time Viola met back up with her makeup artist, she explained that she wanted to know how the cleanse was working for her and Viola simply replied, “I don’t have time for this!” Such a funny story!