By Lanford Beard
Updated August 10, 2011 at 09:07 PM EDT

Viola Davis is in the process of adopting a baby with husband Julius Tennon (Faster, Fame), reports People. The Oscar-nominated actress confirmed the news at yesterday’s Los Angeles premiere of The Help, which opened in theaters today. Davis said she and Tennon are adopting “domestically.” After eight years of marriage, it will be the couple’s first child together. Tennon has two children from previous relationships.