5 Roles That Prepared Viola Davis For ‘Suicide Squad’

The Urban Daily

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Viola Davis is the kind of actress who brings a raw and personal energy to all of her work on the stage and the big and small screens, from her start as a nurse in the film The Substance of Fire to her Drama Desk award-winning performance as Tonya in King Hedley II. Her decades of hard work paid off with a role in the upcoming Warner Bros./DC superhero flick Suicide Squadwhere she’ll be playing sharp-minded antihero Amanda Waller.

For those who aren’t familiar, Amanda Waller is a character in DC Comics whose background in political science and military strategy, plus her take-no-prisoners attitude, make her a fierce opponent to any and all superheroes in her path, especially considering that she has no powers of her own.

Davis has a tendency to play characters who share similar personality traits…

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