Cicely Tyson celebrated her recent cover in Time magazine by thanking Ava DuVernay, who oversaw the publication of the special issue. Their Twitter exchange has brought joy to many readers.
The 94-year-old acting legend tweeted Saturday at the esteemed "Selma" director, sharing his appreciation of the opportunity to beautify Time's cover. It is the second annual number of "optimism" of the magazine, which went on sale on Friday.
"I've been asked several times what it feels like to be on the cover of @TIME?" He wrote Tyson. "My humblest answer is that if I was not a guest conductor, I probably would never know, so I'm so grateful and grateful that God put you in my life." I hope the cover inspires a lot more. "
DuVernay replied: "It was my true honor, Your Majesty".
Tyson, who was in particular nominated as Best Actress for his role in the film of the "70s" Sounder, was also recognized for his years of activism. The Emmy-winning actress stars Ophelia Harkness in Shondaland's hit series "How to Get Away With Murder" and received an honorary Oscar last November.
In a letter to readers, DuVernay wrote that the theme "Art of Optimism" intends to "present the idea of optimism, hopeful progress and radical change through the appreciation of art".
The special edition features two covers; the other has a original painting by the 36-year-old South African artist Nelson Makamo.
DuVernay also thanked Tyson for his decades of contributions to society in another tweet on Saturday.
"I love you, Mrs. Tyson," he wrote. "Thank you for all you are, and for all that you keep giving us, this is the least of what you deserve, Your Majesty."
Debra Lee, former president and CEO of BET Networks, attended the celebration of powerful women on Twitter.
"Congratulations @IAmCicelyTyson!she wrote. "So well deserved. And you're beautiful !! Thanks @ava to let a light shine on our queen !! "