There was a craft-service table and a bagel – Viola Davis opens up about their romance began

By Ale Russian
August 04, 2016 03:00 PM

It all happens at the craft-service table – at least for Viola Davis.

In the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview, Davis tells PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly‘s editorial director the story of how she met her husband, Julius … while eating a bagel.

“He was like, ‘Hey,’ because we had just did a scene,” the Suicide Squad star recalls of the moment they met on the set of the CBS show City of Angels. “The only thing I thought was, ‘He’s good-looking. He’s really good-looking.'”

For much more on Viola Davis, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday. Plus, watch more Jess Cagle Interviews at people.com/jesscagle.

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon
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And although the pair first connected on the set of that TV show, things almost didn’t turn out well after he gave her his card and offered to take the L.A. newcomer to the Santa Monica Pier.

“I didn’t call him for six weeks,” Davis, 50, admits. “I had bad credit at the time. I had anxiety attacks from driving. I had to work out some personal issues first.”

Check out her interview above. Suicide Squad is in theaters Friday.

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