Viola Davis Teases Sexy Return of 'How to Get Away With Murder': 'Trust Me, It's Crazy!'
By Leanne Aguilera
The wait is over.
Now that we've officially re-watched Viola Davis' powerful SAG acceptance speech for the billionth time, it's time to jump back into the mind-blowing world of ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.
In honor of tonight's winter premiere, ETonline sat down with HTGAWM's leading lady to get the scoop on Annalise's next move after murder night, and the "crazy" new flash-forwards coming up. Plus, Davis candidly confessed that all of those ultra-steamy sex scenes are not as fun to shoot as you might hope.
It's well known that How to Get Away With Murder has some of the absolute hottest sex scenes on TV, but when it comes to actually filming the hook-ups, Davis spilled that there are plenty of "challenges" that come with it.
"Listen, I mean no one would say that they're fun," the star revealed. "But I will say that once I get into it, there is a certain fun to it. There is a certain clandestine feeling to it."
But what makes these scenes a little bit easier to handle? Having a ridiculously attractive partner, of course! "You've seen Billy Brown, he's good looking," Davis said with a laugh.
"I don’t know if I want to be thrown up against another wall, but I'm good otherwise."
Overall, Davis believes that HTGAWM's sex scenes are not just for viewers' pleasure — they add to the dynamics of the characters on screen. "I think it shows the people live lives that are messy. It adds to the mess." she said. "The steamier it is, the more mess it is, and I think it's that element that people like. They just do."
Despite the bedroom rendezvous, Davis enjoys getting to step into the shoes of such a wonderfully multi-faceted character. Like all women, Annalise has vulnerabilities, but she uses her clothes and make-up as a modern-day armor to protect her from the harshness of the world.
"I think that's how she gets into any mindset," Davis explained. "I think that's how she covers in general is to put on the mask. I think that's how most of us do it."
The 49-year-old actress continued, "I especially see it out here in LA. People have the car. They have the hair. They have the make-up. They have the latest shoes, and the bag as a way of fitting in and looking like they belong because they don’t want to show the other [side]."
So what's coming up when the freshman drama finally returns to dominates the 10 p.m. time-slot tonight? "I think you're going to be surprised as to what happened murder night," Davis teased. "I think it's probably not what you expected. I think you'll be very pleased with how it unfolds, very salacious, and some good character development happening."
The leading lady also added that HTGAWM fans should be prepared for "more flash-forwards" as the twists and turns of the case heat up. "It's all crazy," Davis promised. "Trust me. It's crazy."
Take a look at our exclusive interview with Viola Davis above for more scoop and find out which HTGAWM storyline is her favorite to watch!
How to Get Away With Murder returns Thursday, Jan. 29 at 10 p.m. on ABC.