Annalise Keating might not be the most likable character on TV, but Viola Davis doesn’t care! The “How to Get Away with Murder” actress took home the Screen Actors Guild Award Saturday for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in the ABC drama.
“Thank you SAG-AFTRA for this award,” Davis, 50, said when she took the stage to accept the award. “There is a famous saying that ‘I am not who you think I am, you are what you think I am.’ I think about that because people are always saying, ‘wow, you know Annalise is an anti-hero.’”
Davis continued that people ask her if she worries about her character being “likeable” or a “mentor.” But that’s not a concern of hers.
“Why do I have to be a hero?” she told the crowd. “Why do you have to like me? And why do I have to be a mentor? My job as an actor is just to create a human being to the best of my ability.”
This is Viola Davis’ second win in a row for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in “How to Get Away with Murder.” The ABC series is currently in its second season with new episodes returning to the network on Thursday, Feb. 11.
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