If you were worried that "Suicide Squad's" adaptation of Amanda Waller might not represent the source material, actress Viola Davis' recent appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" should assuage your fears. In the clip, made available via Yahoo, the "How To Get Away With Murder" actress talked at length about the role and the currently filming "Suicide Squad."
First, Kimmel admitted that he's a Marvel guy and therefore hadn't heard of Waller. "She's supposed to be one of the main characters, one of the main villains, I don't know how you would not know her," said Davis, feigning incredulity.
Kimmel showed an illustration of classic, "Suicide Squad"-era Waller, which can be seen to the right, and posited that they probably didn't show the actress a picture of the character before she agreed to play the part. "No, they showed me the picture and I actually loved the picture," said Davis. "I have my battle wounds." Davis then showed her pinky, saying that "there was a big flap of skin that came off and I can't tell you what I was doing to get this wound or else I would have to kill you."
"We're playing sociopaths," said Davis. When asked if Waller is good or bad, the actress replied, "She is a bad ass...Superman would quake in his tights. Absolutely." That sounds like the Waller fans know and love.
"Suicide Squad" opens on August 5, 2016.