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Netflix announces “Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event” featuring Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis

A new Netflix special with Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis — “Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event” — will debut on the streaming service on April 22.  Oprah + Viola: A Netflix Special Event will show Winfrey and Davis in conversation about Davis’s memoir, “Finding Me,” which will be released on April 26.

Netflix said in a press release: “For the first time, Viola shares memories of her childhood marked with unimaginable poverty, disturbing abuse and ‘all the things that cause you pain.’ Viola reveals how ‘giving up hope that the past could be different’ has brought her peace, forgiveness and a sense of self. Viola also explains how she manifested the loves in her life and what it took to become one of the most celebrated and talented actresses of our time.”

Davis is set to star in Showtime’s new series “The First Lady” as Michelle Obama; she is also executive producing the show with her company JuVee Productions. Joining her are Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. “The First Lady” premieres on Showtime on April 17.

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