I have added captures of Viola’s performance from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to our gallery. Gallery Links: Viola Davis Online > CAREER > Films > 2020 | Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom > Captures | The Film
Tonight is the Gotham Awards and Viola will receive the Actress Tribute. Like all awards shows, the Gotham Awards adjusted the logistics of the ceremony due to the pandemic. Even though it will be presented from its long-time home at the Cipriani, the ceremony will be hostless and will not have in-person attendance. Instead, audience […]
The New York Times talked to the cast of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom about their film and working with the late Chadwick Boseman on his final performance. Members of the creative team discuss what it took to adapt the August Wilson play for Netflix and trying not to be “outdone” by the late actor. A […]
Netflix has released a feature on Viola’s performance of Ma Rainey. Viola Davis and the Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom cast Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman, director George C. Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington, break down what it was like to see her become the “Mother of the Blues” in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
More Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom stills have been added to our gallery! I am getting so excited for this film! Gallery Links: Viola Davis Online > CAREER > Films > 2020 | Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom > Production Stills
Viola Davis never set out to perfectly embody Ma Rainey as she was, nor did she particularly concern herself over meeting anyone’s expectations of how she would play the part. “I wanted to create a character on my own terms,” she tells ET. “I did not want to filter it through the white gaze or […]
Viola spoke with ET Canada about working with her co-star Chadwick Boseman! Academy Award-winner Viola Davis reflects on working with the late Chadwick Boseman on his final film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, which is already receiving Oscar buzz.
CBS News featured Viola on 60 Minutes. Here is a highlight from that interview. Viola Davis opens up to Jon Wertheim about her new role as Ma Rainey, her relationship with August Wilson’s material, a bold scene on “How to Get Away with Murder” and her life growing up. The Triple Crown of horse racing […]
Viola is featured in the December issue of the AARP magazine. She talks about how as a child she went with her mother to protests and the example her mother was to her. She also discusses her belief in God and prayer, the blessing of her family and more. “I am au naturel,” proclaims actress […]
Viola is featured in the new Los Angeles Times and talks about her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and what she learned from this character. Viola Davis has collected an Academy Award, an Emmy, two Tonys and dozens more acting kudos, and now another powerhouse role has propelled her to the top of the […]