‘HTGAWM’: Viola Davis Answers Fans’ Burning Questions and Reveals ‘The Joy of My Life’
To the dismay of fans, How to Get Away with Murder is coming to an end. With only four episodes left, fans are holding on for dear life until the series finale. With the conclusion on the horizon, the star of the drama, Viola Davis, treated fans to a question and answer session on Twitter. Here are some of the insights she shared about How to Get Away with Murder.
Viola Davis on what she will miss about ‘HTGAWM’
With the series finale in mind, fans are wondering what Davis will miss about How to Get Away with Murder. She opened up about the subject, tweeting, “I will miss the cast and crew. You have no idea how absolutely authentic everyone was. They gave the best of what they had. And, oh the hair [and] makeup trailer was a place of humor, healing, peace and creativity. It was perfect!”
Viola Davis on the joy of her life, working with Cicely Tyson
On How to Get Away with Murder, Cicely Tyson, an actress considered to be Hollywood royalty, portrays Ophelia, mom of Davis’ character, Analise. Fans gushed over Tyson’s performance and the chemistry she shares with her on-screen daughter.
Davis also voiced adoration for the star, writing, “Working with Cicely Tyson is the joy of my life. Every scene morphs into a slice of life that’s not even on the page. What can I say… I love her. She is the face of my dreams.”
“You two have such a get dynamic on screen! Love your scenes together,” chimed in one fan.
Another follower wrote, “She is a legend. Love watching all her movies.”
“She is transcendent. Spent an afternoon with her when she recorded the narration for our film,” recalled another admirer.
Viola Davis on the era of “uncertain times”
When a fan asked about how Davis handles “uncertain times,” she imparted a bit of wisdom with this tweet:
I’m keeping sane by allowing myself permission to feel the pain of it all and to allow myself all the small pleasures in life. Keto butter pecan ice cream, playing tickle monster [with] Genesis, and jumping on the trampoline, cooking, sleeping. But…it’s A LOT!!!Viola Davis via Twitter
What is next for Davis?
Fans are still waiting for the last several episodes How to Get Away with Murder to air, but production wrapped for the cast and crew long ago. Thus, Davis has had plenty of time to concentrate on new ventures. The multitalented actress has several projects in various stages of development and production.
Right around the corner in 2020, the feature film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will premiere. Davis will star in the historical drama as Ma Rainey, also known as the “Mother of the Blues.” The story takes place in 1927 in Chicago where the music scene was hot and racial tensions were high. Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, and Colman Domingo will appear alongside Davis.
In 2021, Warner Bros. plans to launch The Suicide Squad movie, based on the story of a band of DC-comics antiheros. Davis will reprise the role of Amanda Waller that she played in the 2016 flick, Suicide Squad. The in-demand star is also filming an untitled Sandra Bullock project, with castmates Jon Bernthal and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Davis has two other projects that have been announced and are pending production. In the series, First Ladies, she was tapped to portray Michelle Obama. In another project, she will take on the role of abolitionist and military spy, Harriet Tubman.
Aside from her forthcoming acting roles, Davis will step behind the camera on two films, Sonata and Hanging by a Thread, serving as a producer and executive producer, respectively. How to Get Away with Murder airs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.