Award winning actress Viola Davis spoke about her “How to Get Away With Murder” character, Lawyer and Professor Annalise Keating, and explained how she saw the chance to play the role as an opportunity.
During an interview, the actress discussed how she executes her role as an imperfect, yet sexualized woman in the show.
“I saw that role as an opportunity for something that was way bigger than doing good work. I saw it as an opportunity for a dark-skinned actress of 50 to be in a role that is sexualized, not sexy — there is a difference between sexualized and sexy,” Viola Davis said. “I saw it as an opportunity, a blank palate, or canvas, to put my mark on.”
The interview will air during the “Actors on Actors” premiere on Jan. 3rd, 2017. Click here to see the full video.