“I was always the Academy Award nominee who was only in two or three scenes and was grossly underused in a film. I was tired of that. I didn’t want to do television, but in film I was just a supporting character. The fear of the television schedule ultimately did not outweigh my love for the role.” —How to Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis, quoted in Rachel Syme, “In TV, Finding a Creative Space With No Limitations,” The New York Times, Aug. 26, 2015
Congratulations to Viola Davis, for her historic Best Actress Emmy on Sunday night.