'How to escape murder' ends perfectly: Viola Davis
Actor Viola Davis says fans of his show How to escape murder You will be satisfied with the great ending but not so happy.
The award-winning legal thriller features Davis as Annalize Keating , a Philadelphia law school professor who finds herself caught up in a murder mystery with five of her students.
Created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes , How to Get Away will have its series finale on May 14.
I don't know if I like happy endings, I like great endings. I think happy endings can sometimes be a manipulation to give the public what they want, but in a way that is pat; in a way that perhaps is not a realistic trajectory for the character.
But I think this is going to end exactly as it should. You know what? It ends perfectly. With all of this, it makes perfect sense, Davis said.
The actor joked that she is always the one who gives away the plot, but kept the spoilers to herself,
The team had done a terrific job with the last few episodes, he added.
It's like (Nowalk) took all these fireworks and put them in a box and said, 'What if we exploded them all at the same time?' And that's what he did. He exploited them, he added.
For her work on How to Escape, Davis became the first woman of color to win an Emmy in the Leading Actress category.
He also received two SAG Awards, a People's Choice Award, and a NAACP Image Award for his portrayal of Annalize.
The series has been praised for its on-screen inclusion, with stories exploring racial dynamics, LGBTQ representation, gender inequality, and sexual positivity.