Posted by | Ray Cornelius

(Photography by Ruven Afanador)

Oscar- nominated actress, Viola Davis strikes a pose for the cover of the current issue of L.A. Times Magazine. “The Help” actress looks stunning in these dazzling creations by Thierry Mugler and Jason Wu.

Here is what the Tony Award-winning actress says about being recognized for her work:

“You can be in the business for 23 years, which I have been, and suddenly something happens that wakes people up. For me, that was being in a movie with Meryl Streep, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman,” Davis says of Doubt. “It makes people realize you’re there. Otherwise you’re that black girl who had a guest or costar role in a TV show here or there.”

Check out her fashion spread along with the complete interview at