You cannot always be a storm of a person.
It does not give your sadness power to
admit that sometimes your hands shake like
houses in a hurricane when you think
p of where you’ll be two years from now.
It is utterly human to be occasionally fragile.
It was easy to get me to do this TV show. All the roles I’ve ever gotten, you’ve seen the roles I’ve gotten. They’ve been wonderful but so many of them have been downtrodden. They’ve been women who are pretty much asexual, they haven’t been realized, they have careers but no names. And all of a sudden I was given this opportunity to play someone sexy, mysterious, someone complicated. And it was a chance to use my craft. It was a chance to transform. It was a chance to surprise myself and the public. And I took it. - Viola Davis