Viola Davis Covers ‘Entertainment Weekly’, Calls Annalise Keating Sexualized & Messy: All those of things I never get to play.

own stuff going on … as if it’s that easy. I’ve had a production company for years. We have great projects coming up, but it’s been a battle, okay? At the same time, you have to stay relevant because you have to be bankable to the foreign market.

Viola Davis, SAG Awards

Viola Davis, SAG Awards

So when How to Get Away with Murder came along, I had my a-ha moment. I knew it would have a great time slot, and I would be a lead in a TV show. I’d get to play a role that’s sexualized, messy, all those of things I never get to play. And at the same time, I can be relevant.

In her EW cover, she also chats about playing a highly sexualized role like Annalise and those eye-popping love scenes:

It was nerve-wracking, but I went for it. Anyone should be nervous doing very personal and private scenes. If you are not nervous, then something is wrong with you.

Entertainment Weekly hits stands Friday. [Entertainment Weekly]

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