Viola Davis Uses a Special Spray to Numb Her Feet for Heels

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actor Viola Davis attends The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for People Magazine)

Viola Davis Uses a Special Spray to Numb Her Feet for Heels

Say it AND spray it.

Published January 30, 2017

While on the red carpet for the SAG Awards, Viola Davis (wearing a beautiful pale pink Vivienne Westwood gown) and husband Julius Tennon were pulled aside for an interview with E! News. Correspondent Giuliana Rancic asked how the red carpet was going.

"So far it's tame, my feet are OK," said Davis. "I sprayed a little thing on my toe to numb my pain. I got it online." The spray is called Still Standing and the actress said it was how she was “still standing.” We always wondered how actresses could stand in heels for so long.

According to its website, Still Standing works  by using a “natural, paraben-free proprietary patent-pending formula that prevents any swelling, redness or pain BEFORE it starts.” The primary ingredients are arnica, aloe and ilex. We might need to try this.

Davis, whose win for Fences made her the first Black actress to ever win five SAG Awards, was totally prepared: she also brought a pair of slippers. "If I had some prosecco in there it'd be perfect," she said. She’s a longtime fan of prosecco and hot tub parties. Please call us next time?

Written by Jocelyn Silver

(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for People Magazine)


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