Super Soul

Viola Davis

Episode Summary

Oprah talks with Viola Davis, the most nominated Black actress in Oscar history, about her new film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In yet another superb performance, Davis inhabits “the Mother of the Blues” in an adaptation of the August Wilson play. Davis reveals what Ma's struggle says about today's America and what it taught her about harnessing her own powers as a Black woman. She also shares her thoughts on working with the late Chadwick Boseman on his final film. 

Episode Notes

Oprah talks with Viola Davis, the most nominated Black actress in Oscar history, about her new film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In yet another superb performance, Davis inhabits “the Mother of the Blues” in an adaptation of the August Wilson play. Davis reveals what Ma's struggle says about today's America and what it taught her about harnessing her own powers as a Black woman. She also shares her thoughts on working with the late Chadwick Boseman on his final film.