Published On: Thu, Aug 6th, 2015

Viola Davis discusses ABC scheduling and support to help ensure ‘Suicide Squad’ role

How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis may have been a favorite to star in the upcoming DC comic book adaptation Suicide Squad, but Davis opened up about how supportive ABC was on taking the role of Amanda Waller.

“They were totally willing to work it out,” Davis said after the recent ABC panel. “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.”

suicide-squad-comic-book-cover-Dc Comics-Amanda WallerDavis was asked by Slash Film if she was just doing a David Ayer movie, regardless of the superheroes, and she confirmed that was indeed the tone.

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

How to Get Away with Murder returns September 24 on ABC.

Suicide Squad arrives in theaters on August 5, 2016 and also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adam Beach, Jay Hernandez, and Karen Fukuhara.








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