When Viola Davis Took Off Her Wig On “How To Get Away With Murder”, It Spoke Volumes For Many Of Us

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“Why is your penis on a dead girl’s phone?” Girl, when she said that, I darn near dropped my glass of wine on my freshly cleaned carpet. I don’t know about y’all but I am a sucker for Thursday night television and ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder” has my entire attention especially after this week. Just in case you have been living under a super gigantic rock, the new series stars Viola Davis who plays Professor Annaise Keating, who in addition to her students and staff, solve cases taking us on a wild ride, from present to future, back to the present again.

Thursday night there was one compelling moment that has everyone writing a blog post including myself. The scene where she confronted her husband about an alleged affair but just before that she stripped off her wig, removed her lashes and cleaned her skin to perfection.

So why is that even important, we all come home and take off our wigs when we need to air out some stuff with our man right? Of course we do, but this was a bit different. Many of us have been wondering why Viola’s wigs look so wiggy, not laid like it should or even nicely done like Olivia Pope on Scandal, not that Kerry is wearing a wig, but you know what I mean.

Was this a setup all along? Did her wigs suck on purpose? Recently Viola opened up using wigs as a crutch because she suffered from Traction Alopecia and did not feel beautiful without them.

One blog even mentioned how awesome she looked when she wore her natural hair to the Academy Awards two years ago, how proud she was at that time. Then she has a chance to stay on our minds every Thursday night and they have her looking slightly shoddy with that hair.

“My husband wanted me to take the wig off,” Davis told InStyle. “He said, ‘If you want to wear it for your career, that’s fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are!’ It’s a powerful statement.”


So lets get back to the removing the wig thing?

On the show Annalise received confirmation that her husband was actually having an affair with a girl that was clearly murdered. She comes home and undresses, lashes, foundation, blush, lippie, smokey eye and that wig to reveal her matted down natural hair. You ever get to that point when you feel you need someone to see you. Really see you, everything you are, bare faced naked so that they can hear you speak from your soul?

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Roxana Romero

I felt a real connection

LaTynia Mitchell Taylor

Ritual wrong Web site. ..u r looking for dates. ..this not your platform for boyfriends !!!!#

Healani Edwards-Brown

Nichelle Banks! Wth!

Karla Renee

I was like hell yeah!!! She’s real and I love it!

Sheila McInnis

Yesss!!!! Fist pump!!

Alisa Crawford

I loved this scene.

Auty Chanel Huerta

Yess!!

Briana Rhèun Johnson

this article just gave me life

Chantal Smith

The wig wasn’t a BIG deal for me, it was after them lashes and make-up went away. LAWDDDDDD

Tyronza Smith

It was ALL of it that made me say “WOW”!

Dawn Williams

I’m trying to hold it in…….

Tammey Brice

Yes!! The wig was one thing, but when she peeled “them” eyelashes off one at a time… slowly …and then wiped the makeup off in a thoughtful, circular motion and then turned to him and BOOM, delivered the #9words! I said, ” It’s on NOW!!”

Jada Thurman
Jada Thurman

It was like a sista taking off her earrings to fight! Loved it!

Jamie Carter-Bailey

Stuff just got real and I loved it!!!!

Crystal America Jones

I love that part when she took her wig makeup and eyelashes off only anything I have to say is s*** got real Thursday night I love Shondra. Love it

Erica McNeil

Yes but where was her wig cap?

Miriam Dugger

Great, she’s beautiful and a great actress.

Karen Kelsey

I felt when she took that wig & makeup off she said I am tired and I need to be me.

Karen Kelsey

I felt when she took that wig & makeup off she said I am tired and I need to be me.

Dawn Williams

Chantal Smith kmsl I can’t breathe cuza u. I tried. I swear I tried.

Brianna Spruill

I loved this scene! I was shouting at the TV saying “Ooh!! Yes take it off!!” Lol then when her husband came in and she asked that question I was like “O.o” !!! I love this show!! Viola Davis is amazing!! 😀

T'ya Marie

Can’t to see the next show!!!

Jasmine Alston

Alicia Mason Marii Barnett I guess you girls were right

Edu Umoh

She won my Emmy vote with that scene. I teared up and cheered. So much emotion in that moment

Angel Woodberry

That was my favorite part! I knew it was about to go down when she started to do that, lol. Can’t wait for the next episode!

Jo Gibson Morebouncetotheounce Jeter

She bared her soul in that scene,and she touched mine!

Ms Moneyca

Love it

AngelaJenkins Brenneman

I thought man! Wish I was that brave!

DotnDavid'sbaby Tol

Me2

Girlie Lewis

Looks good! Luv the NATURAL BEAUTY!

Deanna Merritt Ross

Can’t wait until next week!

Rhonda Thomas

Cool. Why this is such a faux pas. But in some respect it is.

Jamila M George

She had d look of don’t mess with me speak d truth

Joy Patrick

I loved it… It shows the struggle of someone who must assimilate in her work life and the end of her “assimilation” with her spouse. Very powerful #tgit #shondaland #addtowomensstudy #phd

Chrissy Rachee'

Chloe Vallot

Tee Cee

Best scene in tv ever! That shit was raw.

Laujean Wilson

Why is a picture of your penis in a dead girl phone.

Bernadette Moseley

Loved it!

Sonie Markham

Shit just got real!

Monica Burney

I’m glad she was bold enough to take it all off.

Nia Hayes

This scene was the best! When that wig came off I knew it was going down. Those last 9 words had my mouth on the floor.

Seleta Faust

Only me!!! One of the best scenes ever

Mannie West

Love this show

Retina Rascoe

I love Mrs.Davis , she is courageous, strong, beautiful.

Shonda Watkins
Crystal Jarvis

I thought that part of the show was epic. Finally a scene that felt natural to me. Shondra Rhimes has a way of showing us hidden messages in her shows and that’s why I love to watch!!

Saundra Robinson

Very powerful scene, good for you Viola!!

Tomeka Justice

I DON’T KNOW WHY PEOPLE WEAR ALL OF THAT CRAP ANYWAYS

Raim Alberto

Love herrr!!

Sarah Tucker

It did surprise me this scene as it isn’t typical of a series such as this, but it was a very powerful.

Kentavia Johnson

I loved every moment of it!!!!

Harriet Jones

Courageous. A very soul baring intense moment. Can’t wait until next week’s episode.

Linda P. Lyles Scott

I commented her for being who she really is. Praise God

Bettina Griffin-Johnson

It got real in that scene.

Sahara Ware

The wig really didn’t mess me up too much but soon as those brows went bye bye and she ask him about the penis on the phone….I was like Dear Lord baby Jesus!

Terri Ruise

She is a Real Actress,,