Viola Davis Says David Ayer has Humanize Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn


Viola Davis who plays Amanda Waller in Suicide Squad, while speaking with Deadline, in her hit television series How To Get Away With Murder and its second season, was asked on how it was for her working on Suicide Squad.

Which Davis shared insight on her experience working on her first comic book film, on how Suicide Squad director David Ayer managed to humanize the characters and much more.

What’s happening with Suicide Squad–have you wrapped yet?
I have one more day, which I’m flying out for this weekend. I’ve been working on the film since April 1st. It sounds like a lot, but I haven’t been working every day. I haven’t done a lot of comic book movies, actually I’ve done none! DC Comics have a tendency to have darker characters. You know, Batman is a darker character, Harley Quinn, the Joker, and what David Ayer has managed to do is humanize them. I think that you see it in the trailer too–just something different about it that makes you lean in. What he’s explored is the pathology behind all of these characters, so you just get that extra spin that gives you the flavor and a look which is very different. And at the same time you get all the stuff that you’ve gotten before, which is the action, the special effects, the great makeup. I’m blown away by the movie. Once I saw the trailer, I was like, “Oh, my God. He really is a magician.” I mean, I had no idea. So, it’s been a real pleasure working on it with David Ayer.

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