Viola Davis on Post-Emmys Win: I Ate McDonald’s French Fries ‘As If I Hadn’t Eaten Them in Five Years’
Viola Davis received a standing ovation on Sunday night after giving an emotional acceptance speech at the Emmys, though she says there’s a really good reason she didn’t even notice the applause.
“I felt a great wall of silence, and I think I felt that way because I saw the McDonald’s French fries backstage, and I was trying to get to those McDonald’s French fries,” she quipped to Ellen DeGeneres. “I ate them as if I hadn’t eaten them in five years.”
With the win, Davis became the first African-American woman to take home the Emmy for Best Lead Actress.
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