Viola Davis revealed Wednesday on CBS’ "This Morning" that she believes her mother is part of a generation of women who would rather forget some of the racial themes in "The Help."

"My mother has yet to see the movie… I think it’s just because — I think it’s painful. You have a whole generation of women who don’t want to be reminded of the past," Davis said.

"I think it’s a generation that’s used to sucking it in, which is why I loved Aibileen (her character). She represented most people in that time period who just had to suck it in — and their whole lives, dreams, hopes, everything, just took place in their spirit."

Davis also briefly discussed the decision to be photographed with her natural hair for her LA Times Magazine. "It was not hard to make that decision, I felt like I was channeling another character in that picture, which was me."