Viola Davis Talks Playing Amanda Waller In ‘Suicide Squad’

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After a press junket for ‘Blackhat,’ Viola Davis recently spoke to Nerd Report about her role as Amanda Waller in the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ movie.

When asked if she started to read the comics in preparation for her role, she told Nerd Report, “Not yet. I have not started reading them yet. I’ve read up about her but I’m working out my schedule for Suicide Squad.”

Viola finds her character fascinating. Here’s what else she had to say:

“I’m fascinated by her. I’m fascinated by her in this world of superhero-ness because she is not a woman that you would expect. I think that she is a massive contradiction.

She’s this big powerful black woman, hard, ready to pick up a gun and shoot anyone at will. I’m fascinated in exploring her psychology, just put it that way. And I’m excited to pick up a gun.” 

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Written and Directed by David Ayer. Produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle. Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns are serving as executive producers.

Stars: Jared Leto as The Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress. Jesse Eisenberg is still in talks to reprise his role as Lex Luthor.

‘Suicide Squad’ is set to be released on August 5th, 2016.

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