During the Beautiful Creatures press day Collider got the chance to talk with Viola Davis (Major Anderson) on her work as the character “Amma, a Seer with her own reservations about a union between Ethan [Wate] and Lena [Duchannes]” in the film and her recent projects including Ender’s Game.
You also recently did Ender’sGame, right?
DAVIS: I did Ender’s Game. People are really excited about that one. Harrison Ford. And I would stare at him all the time and my husband said, “You gotta stop doing that! You gotta just talk to people! I talk to people! You don’t talk to anybody!” And I said, “I know, but it’s Harrison Ford!” And he said, “I don’t care! Just talk to him!” But, I would just stare at him. He said, “How you doing, Viola? You know, I would have flown you out here with your daughter, when your daughter was sick. You could have just asked me.” And I thought, “I could have?!” And then, he’d tell really racy jokes, and I would think, “Harrison Ford is telling me a joke!” And then, I’d forget to laugh! He’s awesome! And Gavin Hood, who did what I would put in the top three greatest foreign films of all time, Tsotsi, which means “thug” in Afrikaans, is the director. He’s tough and he’s specific, and I think that it’s going to be great. What a moving story. And once again, it’s relevant. It’s about training these young kids to be soldiers and to kill, and what are the after effects of that? It’s wonderful.