Viola Davis Shares Advice Meryl Streep Gave Her When Responding to Emmy Speech Haters 

EXCLUSIVE - Viola Davis at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Viola Davis at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

After making history with her Emmy win for Best Lead Actress, Viola Davis received a standing ovation from America for her empowering speech on embracing more ethnic diversity on mainstream television.

Everyone was happy for Viola except one random actress, Nancy Lee Grahn, from “General Hospital” who took to Twitter to express her bitter feelings on Viola’s speech.

Viola hasn’t responded to Nancy’s salty tweets, but was lightly touched on her haters during a recent interview where she shared some advice she received from renowned actress Meryl Streep.

Via: NewYorkTimes

“If there has been any backlash, it’s that all people want to feel included in a speech. I know there has been some backlash with an actress who didn’t feel she was included.”

When asked if she was speaking specifically about Soap Opera Actress Nancy Grahn, Viola simply responded:

“Yes, I don’t know that I want to say more about that.”

Viola also pointed out that the response to her speech has been overwhelmingly positive, and she’s glad she was able to inspire others with her words:

“I feel like I’ve gotten a really huge response that kind of surpassed the award. Just people admiring my speech makes me feel really good. I remember Meryl Streep told me once, “You know, Viola, these young girls are always listening to us — every word we say is hitting them in a way that you can’t even imagine.”

And that’s what I’ve found to be very true.”