As she prepares for the release of the critically-anticipated and critically acclaimed ‘The Woman King’, Oscar winner Viola Davis takes some time out for a haute couture show on the latest cover. of the magazine ‘ELLE Brasil’. In a series of photos to accompany the shoot, Viola Davis wears various all-black and white designs, as she talks about her new film, her career and more.
Talking about the extreme importance of a movie like ‘The Woman King’ and what it means to Black audiences, especially Black women, Viola Davis said, “We wanted to take the reins, and this movie reflects that. It’s also a result of me wanting to see more retired women on screen, because I don’t see each other.”
‘The Woman King,’ directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood of the legendary classic ‘Love & Basketball’ in 2000, Viola Davis takes on the lead role of Nanisca, a warrior inspired by a historical figure, who led an all-female army at Dahomey. In addition to a predominantly female cast and director, the film also features a large number of female producers, all with the goal of putting women’s stories front and center on screen. and appear from behind the male perspective.
Fans can next see Viola Davis do her thing in the upcoming DC superhero movie, ‘Black Adam’, where she will reprise her role as Amanda Waller in the ‘Suicide Squad’ series.