Viola Davis gave up on a 28-day juice cleanse after just 2 days: ‘I don’t have time for this’

Viola Davis discussed her attempt at a juice cleanse with Jimmy Fallon. Mike Coppola/GettyImages

  • Viola Davis went on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday night and told Jimmy Fallon she once attempted a 28-day cleanse.
  • In a relatable move, she admitted she only lasted two days.
  • Watch the hilarious clip below.

In a relatable move, Viola Davis admitted she once attempted a month-long juice cleanse … and was only able to stomach two days of it.

The Academy Award-winning actress talked her new movies “Widows” to Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Tuesday night, and in the process relayed the amusing – and to many viewers, hilariously relatable – anecdote.

“During the shooting of the film we had a makeup artist… who decided to do a cleanse with the whole crew,” Davis explained. The cleanse was intense: “we had to meditate every day … and we couldn’t eat! Well, we could eat, but we couldn’t chew, and we couldn’t suck. So we had to sip all of our food because sucking and chewing was an act of aggression.”

While many of us would abandon such a diet as soon as we heard the “no chewing” rule, Davis decided to give it a go: “I was like, isn’t this awesome!” she recalled. “I wanna release my anger!”

Davis’s husband, Julius Tennon, was suspicious and it turns out for good reason: Davis called off the diet after just two days.

“We had to do it for 28 days,” she continued. “I lasted for two days.” She said her niece annoyed her so badly on the phone that she immediately retreated upstairs to eat a McDonald’s hamburger and a “big thing of vodka” with soda water and lemon.

“The next day I said, I don’t have time for this! I need my anger. I have a chip on my shoulder and it works for me,” she laughed.

Watch the full clip below.

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