interviews

  • Dated: April 10, 2022   |   Duration: 08:38
    CBS News' Lesley Stahl sits down with Michelle Pfeiffer (who plays Betty Ford), Viola Davis (Michelle Obama), and Gillian Anderson (Eleanor Roosevelt) about how they approached the roles of women who used the often-hidden power of their positions to change the course of history.
  • Dated: December 22, 2021   |   Duration: 24:01
    Hudson shares her experiences on the project in this intimate conversation with Academy Award winner and screen legend Viola Davis in the video above. Calling “Respect” the most personal project of her career, Hudson details the challenges of portraying a real-life figure who is universally known. She had to expand not only her acting range, but her musical abilities, too. To strip away the famous persona and find the real person underneath, Hudson tells Davis how she drew from both her own traumas and her conversations with Franklin, who encouraged her to “own her voice,” and it’s clear Hudson did just that. She commands “Respect.”
  • Dated: April 25, 2021   |   Duration: 04:08
    Giuliana Rancic interviews Viola Davis on the red carpet of 93rd Annual Academy Awards to talk about the spirit of this award, her movie and Chadwick Boseman!
  • Dated: April 9, 2021   |   Duration: 01:24
    The Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom actor calls her late co-star ‘transcendent’ and talks about how she'll remember his legacy
  • Dated: April 8, 2021   |   Duration: 04:34
    Regina King, Viola Davis, and Chloé Zhao took time during their cover shoots to ask each other questions. While Davis reveals to King what situation she'd "consider to be the most miserable experience," King tells Zhao about her search for actors with a command presence, and Zhao closes the loop by explaining to Davis how her film might've impacted tourism to South Dakota.
  • Dated: April 6, 2021   |   Duration: 07:06
    Davis' performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom cements her as the most Oscar-nominated Black actress ever.
  • Dated: April 4, 2021   |   Duration: 00:25
    Viola Davis kept her costar Chadwick Boseman close to her heart as she accepted the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role.
  • Dated: March 26, 2021   |   Duration: 07:53
    Viola Davis talks about her film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, her role in the upcoming film The Suicide Squad and how she feels about playing Michelle Obama in an upcoming series.
  • Dated: April 3, 2020   |   Duration: 25:20
    ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ star Viola Davis opens up to Variety’s Angelique Jackson about the murder mystery drama’s final six episodes. The Emmy-winner shares what she learned about herself from playing Annalise Keating, what she took from the set and why she says the show has a perfect ending.
  • Dated: January 23, 2017   |   Duration: 37:14
    Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo, Stephen Henderson, and August Wilson's widow Costanza Romero joined the Film Society's Eugene Hernandez about their new film 'Fences,' following a screening of the film.
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