As far as accurate castings go, Viola Davis is worthy of making anyone’s top 5 list. Not only is she identical to the animated Amanda Waller version, Viola’s acting chops are even more reason people should be convinced with the casting. Amanda Waller isn’t your typical government suit though: she’s critical of others, intimidating, demanding, greedy, and everything else you expect the leader of the Suicide Squad to be. She doesn’t have a choice considering she’s dealing with Arkham’s Worst. Badass-ery is pretty much a staple of the character.
While filming and production have finished up and the movie inching closer and closer to the silver screen, Viola was asked about her best scene in the upcoming movie and she replied it was during a conversation with two other characters in the movie. Apparently they were arguing about a substantial topic and Viola had this to say about the content of the scene:
“[David Ayer] would make me call Joel Kinnaman a p***y at times. A b***h. It’s completely politically incorrect but it caused a reaction in me. It made me feel like a straight up thug, and it made Rick Flagg want to kick my ass. So David got what he wanted.”
When asked about this scene, Joel Kinnaman (the receiving end of those insults) said:
“Some of the stuff she said really pissed me off. And I felt really betrayed. And that’s exactly what David [Ayer] wanted me to feel… And now it’s in the movie. That’s some pretty high-level direction through manipulation.“
Method acting is pretty unheard of except for legendary roles but method directing seems like a new take. Will these unorthodox methods help this movie become legendary in the world of comic book lore? We won’t have to wait long to find out.