ABC Network Pushed Viola Davis to Do Suicide Squad


Viola Davis was asked at a Q&A panel recently, about how difficult it was to juggle her How to Get Away With Murder and Suicide Squad schedule, she surprisingly said ABC are the ones who pushed her to sign on to the DC Extended Universe film.

It is a smart move logistically on ABC’s part, what better way to get more viewers than to have the actress who will be in a film that is bound to have a lot of fans and with her character being so similar it makes it even smarter. So thank you to ABC for giving us what will most likely be the best Amanda Waller since CCH Pounder, who voiced the character in the DC Animated Universe.

Here are the Davis’ comments:

“They were totally willing to work it out,” Davis said. “I’d never seen anything like it. Paul Lee came up to me and said, ‘Oh, I want you to have everything.’ Who does that? I was very lucky.”

“I mean, you saw the trailer so the trailer very much, what you see is these superheroes have been humanized,” Davis said. “That’s what makes this kind of a different superhero movie.”

Source: Slashfilm

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