Following her tear-inducing speech at the 2015 Emmys, who didn't want to sit down for a heart-to-heart with Viola Davis? (Accepting her award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama—the first African-American woman to do so—Davis roused the crowd by saying, "Here's to all the people ... who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.") Well, there's one lucky lady who gets to sit down for a heart-to-heart with the How to Get Away With Murder star every day: her 5-year-old daughter Genesis.
"I give my daughter advice all the time," Davis says in the above behind-the-scenes video from our January cover shoot, on newsstands now. That includes pointers on her personal style, which to Davis, encompasses more than a few statement-making maxi dresses. "[I want to] make sure whatever her style is, it's hers, that it's just something that brings out the best in who she is," she says. (Judging from Genesis's recent Halloween costume, below, we'd say she's gotten the message.)