Viola Davis is 'so proud' of daughter Genesis at her first premiere for 'Angry Birds Movie 2' (Exclusive)

Viola Davis can't contain her pride for her daughter!

ET's Keltie Knight spoke with the 54-year-old actress at the premiere of The Angry Birds Movie 2, which marks her 7-year-old daughter, Genesis Tennon's, first movie premiere.

"It feels great. I'm nervous. I'm excited. All at the same time," Tennon, who voices Vivi in the flick, said. "And I just really can't wait to see the movie."

Meanwhile, Davis said she was "so proud" of her daughter, though she didn't know if Tennon's role in the movie spoke to her future career.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Julius Tennon, Genesis Tennon, and Viola Davis attend the Premiere Of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Actress Genesis Tennon and Viola Davis arrive for "The Angry Birds Movie 2" World Premiere at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, on August 10, 2019. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Viola Davis attends the Premiere Of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: Genesis Tennon (L) and Viola Davis attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" held at Westwood Regency Theater on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Julius Tennon, Genesis Tennon, and Viola Davis attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" held at Westwood Regency Theater on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Julius Tennon, Genesis Tennon, and Viola Davis attend the Los Angeles Premiere Of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" held at Westwood Regency Theater on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Genesis Tennon and Viola Davis attend the Premiere of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 10: (L-R) Julius Tennon, Genesis Tennon, and Viola Davis attend the Premiere of Sony's "The Angry Birds Movie 2" on August 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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"I don't know if she wants to be an actress," Davis said. "I mean, the last time I checked she wanted to be a Navy Seal. I was really happy about that because I want her to be able to handle herself."

Though Tennon may not become a professional actress, she has been sure to take some advice from her famous mom. 

"[My mom told me] that no matter what people say, keep going," Tennon sweetly shared.

"I'm glad I said that," Davis said with a laugh.

"And even happier that she remembered," Genesis' dad, Julius Tennon, chimed in.

As for Davis' acting career, the How to Get Away With Murder star said she was "completely surprised" by her recent Emmy nomination for the ABC series. 

"I didn't even know they were being announced that day," Viola said. "I was shooting Ma Rainey's Black Bottom in Pittsburgh, which was a great project, so I am totally thrilled to be nominated. And this is our last season, so it's like the cherry on top."

The Angry Birds Movie 2 opens nationwide on Aug. 13.

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SUNDAY TODAY WITH WILLIE GEIST -- Pictured: (l-r) Viola Davis on May 5, 2019 -- (Photo by: Mike Smith/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: (L-R) Dolores Grant, actress Viola Davis, Annabella Grant and Dianne Davis-Wright attend "A Touch Of Sugar" New York screening at The Roxy Cinema on April 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Viola Davis visits "Extra" at Times Square on April 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 25: Actress Viola Davis attends "A Touch of Sugar" New York screening at The Roxy Cinema on April 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 30: Viola Davis speaks onstage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 30, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/02/10: Viola Davis and Julius Tennon at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 01: Viola Davis attends "Troop Zero" Premiere during 2019 Sundance Film Festival at Eccles Center Theatre on February 01, 2019 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Viola Davis walks onstage during the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 05: Viola Davis attends The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Viola Davis accepts the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award onstage during The Hollywood Reporter's Power 100 Women In Entertainment at Milk Studios on December 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter )
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Viola Davis attends the gala screening of "Widows" during AFI FEST 2018 at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for AFI)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Viola Davis attends the discussion of the film 'Widows' at 92nd Street Y on November 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Viola Davis visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on November 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for NBC)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: Viola Davis attends the premiere of 'Widows' during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 08: SEPTEMBER 08: Viola Davis attends the premiere of 'Widows' during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Executive producer Viola Davis speaks onstage for 'The Last Defense' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Actor Viola Davis attends 'The Last Defense' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Julius Tennon and Viola Davis are seen on April 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by JNI/Star Max/GC Images)
Actor Viola Davis speaks onstage at the 2018 Women In The World Summit at Lincoln Center on April 12, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Viola Davis arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Viola Davis arrives at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Viola Davis speaks onstage during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Viola Davis arrives at the 11th Annual Celebration Of The 2018 Female Oscar Nominees Presented By Women In Film at Crustacean on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 02: Viola Davis attends Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party presented by Max Mara and Lancome with additional support from Crustacean Beverly Hills, Johnnie Walker, Stella Artois and Cambria at Crustacean Beverly Hills on March 2, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Women in Film)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Actress Viola Davis speaks during the Women's March Los Angeles 2018 on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Viola Davis arrives at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 07: Actress Viola Davis arrives at 2018 American Rescue Dog Show on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
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