Viola Davis At The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
Viola Davis arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Viola Davis recently talked about her character in “Suicide Squad.” The actress hinted how in the film Amanda Waller will be so powerful that even Superman would fear her.

Viola Davis shared a little bit of detail about her role as the head of the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller, during a guest appearance at Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, June 16. When asked if her character was good or bad, Davis replied, “She's a badass!"

Jimmy Kimmel then followed up his question by asking Davis if Superman would be on Amanda Waller’s side. Apparently, the leader of the Suicide Squad is also feared by Kal El based on the actress’s response. "Oh no, Superman would quake in his tights," Davis said.

Viola Davis also mentioned that Amanda Waller will be one of the main villains in David Ayer’s film, after Jimmy Kimmel said he’s not familiar with the character since he’s a “Marvel Comics” guy.

According to Comic Book Movie, the “How to Get Away with Murder” star also vouched for David Ayer being a physical director, especially when it comes to the stunts. The “Suicide Squad” director apparently had to let Viola Davis do her own stunts too since the actress recalled having her own “battle wounds” from the filming. The actress didn’t explain how she got the wound but said a “huge flap of her skin came off.”

Viola Davis also previously described her character in “Suicide Squad” while on the red carpet at the annual GLAAD Media Awards. She told CBR News, "Everything that I’m reading and studying about her: unapologetic, no humour, just brutal." The actress also revealed why she decided to take on the role of Amanda Waller. Davis said she took the role because she thought the character was a “badass.”

The actress also mentioned how there are perks to playing the role of Amanda Waller in “Suicide Squad.” Viola Davis revealed that it’s always been her fantasy to use a gun in real life. Now she gets to live that fantasy with her role as Amanda Waller since she gets to hold a gun on set.

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