Viola Davis is fit and committed. She made history in 2016 as the first Black actor to win the “Triple Crown of Acting,” having won an Academy Award, Emmy, and Golden Globe, but the 56-year-old hasn’t slowed down at all. In her latest role, Davis is taking on Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical action-drama “The Woman King” alongside costars John Boyega and Sheila Atim.
Davis plays a general of the real-life, woman-only West African warrior regiment of the Dahomey Kingdom, known as the Agoji or Dahomey Amazons. This role is an action-packed shift for Davis, who recently portrayed attorney and former First Lady Michelle Obama in Showtime’s anthology series “The First Lady.” To prepare for her physically demanding role in “The Woman King,” Davis’s training was already well underway by 2020. Read more »