Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off

updated 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/28/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

>Viola Davis

The Tony winner (King Hedley II), 40, plays 50 Cent's no-nonsense grandma in Get Rich or Die Tryin'. She also appears in Nov. 23's Syriana—the third time she has costarred with pal George Clooney.

ON PARALLELS BETWEEN HER LIFE AND GET RICH My mom had her first child when she was 15. My grandmother was 30 when she became a grandmother. My parents are raising a tot of their grandchildren now. When your children mess up, the thought of losing your grandchildren too is something that you cannot bear.

ON 50 CENT He's not an actor; he's a rapper. He became an open vessel to learn.

ON CLOONEY He's just a mensch. I told George that my husband [Friday Night Lights actor Julius Tennon, 51] and I had gotten engaged. George gave us a stay in his villa as a honeymoon gift. He makes you feel like a valuable piece of the puzzle.

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