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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.
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 […]
Variety made their predictions for this years Oscar nominees in all of the main categories … Viola was a high contender for a nomination for her role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 2021 OSCARS PREDICTIONS: BEST ACTRESS Netflix looks very good to possible run the gauntlet in the best actress race, currently holding four out […]
As we are getting closer to the December release of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom we are starting to get images from the film. I have added some to our gallery. Gallery Links: Viola Davis Online > CAREER > Films > 2020 | Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The actress undergoes a thrilling transformation in Netflix’s awards contender. Could Oscar No. 2 be on the way? At this point, it’s cliché to compare Viola Davis to Meryl Streep. By her own admission, the first Black artist ever to win the triple crown of acting awards (Oscar, Emmy, Tony) is rarely offered the parts […]
Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman), and the white management determined to control the legendary “Mother of the Blues.” Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by George C. Wolfe. Starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, […]