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Viola Davis Addresses Emmy’s Speech, HTGAWM, & More on Jimmy Kimmel

By Derek Wong | Sep 30th, 2015

Viola Davis made at stop at Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday.  Fresh from her Emmy Win for Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the Season Premiere of How to Get Away with Murder, Viola answered Jimmy's questions about her Emmy speech and the return of How to Get Away with Murder.

Viola Davis on her Emmy Speech
Viola talked about the two quote options she prepared for her speech.  Viola walked Jimmy through her thought process when she stated, "If I go with Harriet Tubman they're going to think it's militant.  Or I could go with the other quote but they may be confused.  Let me go militant."

 

Viola Davis on Her Emmy Speech|Viola talks about preparing her Emmys acceptance speech and recalls losing.|Viola talks about preparing her Emmys acceptance speech and recalls losing a childhood beauty pageant.

 


Related: 5 Times Viola Davis Proved She Earned That Emmy


Why Viola Sends Her Mom to the Casino
The season premiere of How to Get Away with Murder began with one of Annalise Keating's past loves coming back into her life.  While Viola is uncomfortable with any on screen romance, she is extra precautious on what her mother watches.  Viola's solution is "every Thursday night I give her money to go to the casino."  Viola especially wants to make sure her mother goes to casino during the next episode Thursday October 1, 2015 "She's Dying" becuase of the scenes she will be in.

 

Viola Davis Sends Her Mom to the Casino|Viola talks about her show "How To Get Away With Murder".|Viola talks about her show "How To Get Away With Murder" and explains why she gives her mom money to go to a casino when the show is on.

 



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Viola Davis reminds us of the dangers of texting.
The number of people getting injured using their phones while they’re walking is skyrocketing. As a matter of fact, a terrible thing happened to Viola Davis when she was on her way into our show.

The Dangers of Texting with Viola Davis|The number of people getting injured using their phones is on the rise.|The number of people getting injured using their phones while they're walking is skyrocketing. As a matter of fact, a terrible thing happened to Viola Davis when she was on her way into our show.



Don't miss the next episode of How to Get Away with Murder "She's Dying" on Thursday October 1st at 10|9c.  Watch the sneak peek of Annalise taking the stand at Nate's Murder Trial.

 

Sneak Peek: Annalise Defends Herself on the Stand|Preview Annalise Keating taking the stand for Nate Lahey's murder trial.|Annalise takes the stand at the preliminary hearing of Nate's murder trial. The prosecutor gets under Annalise's skin by throwing accusations that she helped in the murder of Sam Keating. From Episode 202 "She's Dying" of How to Get Away with Murder THURSDAYS 10|9c.

 

 

 

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Viola explaining her thought process right for her Emmy Speech.

 

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