By Ann Hornaday
7 Feburary 2020
LOS ANGELES — Geena Davis arrives for lunch at a beachside hotel looking as understated as humanly possible for one of Hollywood’s most recognizable celebrities. Dressed modestly, her hair in a bob and her famously sculpted cheekbones and pillowy lips adorned with minimal makeup, she makes small talk about the brush fires raging just two miles from her Los Angeles home, where she lives with her three teenage children. “I’ve never gotten so many texts in my life,” she says of concerned acquaintances checking in.
Davis speaks softly and with careful consideration, her thoughts often giving way to free-associative digressions. It’s October, and she looks preternaturally relaxed for someone who, in a few days, is scheduled to deliver a speech at one of the movie industry’s most exclusive events. Davis was being honored at the Governors Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where she would receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work in promoting gender parity on screen.
It promised to be a tough room, as sexism and what to do about it continue to fuel contentious debate in certain precincts. But Davis is unfazed.
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