All Eyes Were on Viola Davis’s Daughter, Genesis, at ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Premiere

Viola Davis’s latest public appearance had nothing to do with herself and everything to do with her 9-year-old daughter, Genesis Tennon.

Over the weekend, the 54-year-old actress attended the premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2 alongside her husband, Julius Tennon, and their daughter.

Although Davis isn’t featured in the movie, Genesis is the star of the highly anticipated sequel, marking her first-ever credited acting role. (The 9-year-old voices a hatchling named Vivi.)

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In an interview with E! News, Genesis revealed that her mom prepared her for this moment with a few words of wisdom. “She said, ‘No matter people say, to keep moving forward.’ And I’m gonna take that advice,” she explained.

Although The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Genesis’s first major role, this isn’t the first time she’s dabbled in acting. Back in 2014, the young actress had a small part in Get On Up, a film that also starred both of her parents.

When asked if she’s planning on following in their footsteps, Genesis said, “Maybe.”

While it’s unclear if Genesis will pursue a career in acting, one thing’s for sure: The camera loves her.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 will hit theaters on Wednesday, August 14.


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