Viola Davis feels like a kid again.
In celebrating her 55th birthday on Aug. 11, the Oscar-winning actress revealed on Twitter that she has purchased her childhood home, which was the site of a plantation in South Carolina.
"The above is the house where I was born August 11, 1965. It is the birthplace of my story. Today on my 55th year of life….I own it….all of it," she wrote on Twitter alongside a picture of the rundown house.
She then added a Cherokee birth blessing, reading, "May you live long enough to know why you were born."
Viola lived in the home with her grandma as a very young child.
Back in 2016, Viola spoke about the home and the slave-linked land in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"For me, I wasn't on [the land] long," she said. "I was the fifth child and we moved soon after I was born."
Viola wasn't aware of the history of the land when she was young, but she went back several times to visit her grandmother.
"I think I read one slave narrative of someone who was on that plantation, which was horrific," she said.
The home, Viola said, was more of a "one room shack" that had no running water and no indoor bathroom.
"My mom says that the day I was born all of my aunts and uncles were in the house," she said. "Everyone was drinking and laughing and having fun."
Although the environment was "decimated," Viola smiled at the "joy and the life that can come out of that, because it's not always about things."