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Viola Davis On Playing the Powerful Ma Rainey: ‘She Was Unapologetic In Her Sexuality’

First Look: Davis talks about Ma Rainey’s swagger and Chadwick Boseman’s last role

Viola Davis in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Viola Davis talks to ZORA about Ma Rainey for the Netflix adaptation of the August Wilson play, directed by George C. Wolfe and starring Chadwick Boseman. Photos: David Lee/Netflix

ZORA’s exclusive First Look at the film adaptation of August Wilson’s 1984 play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will be released on Netflix December 18, 2020.




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