The actress also revealed that she "would never watch" one of her own movies and that Billy Crystal was one of her favorite Oscar hosts

By Jodi Guglielmi
February 14, 2017 04:49 PM
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Viola Davis doesn’t have to think twice when it comes to her first celebrity crush.

The Fences Oscar nominee, 51, shared some candid confessions with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle for The Cagle Exercise — and Davis didn’t hold back.

So who was her first movie star crush?

“Billy Dee Williams,” she said with a shrug.

The actress also revealed that she “would never watch” one of her own movies and that Billy Crystal was one of her favorite Oscar hosts. Davis also said she’s usually thinking about food whenever the camera cuts to her during an awards ceremony.

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And as she gears up for this year’s Oscar ceremony, Davis already knows whom she’s going to make sure to thank if she wins.

“My hubby, my husband,” she said. “Which I forget a lot, so.”

Perhaps all those thoughts about food leaves her a bit distracted?