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Viola Davis talks about Blackhat

In an interview with Collider, Viola Davis spoke about working with Michael Mann on what was only known then as “Cyber”. It gives yet another insight into what it’s like to be an actor on one of Mann’s films – it echoes similar experiences other actors share when conforming to the rigours of Mann’s legendary scene by scene precision. It is the painstaking craftsmanship that goes into each level of detail that we have come to dearly love Mann for.

Here is a transcript of the brief comments Viola makes after doing a promotional interview on the then current release of Enders Game.

Interviewer: I’m a big fan of Michael Mann. How was it working with Michael Mann?

Viola Davis: A ride. The biggest ride of my … I think that it is the hardest I have worked in the history of my entire career. As soon as my tongue was hanging out, I picked it back up and got right back in there. I mean very difficult. I mean, this man, who know when you work past your exhaustion, you step back you saw the genius of what this man could create. I mean, I saw cameramen strapped by cable to the top of cars, cameras dangling fro helicopters. I just think this is going to be fantastic, I really do.


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