At the start of the interview, Evans asked Davis about her feelings while filming the big action scenes for the movie. “It’s fear,” she said while eating her first wing. She continued:
“Because you have to throw 200 kg and something heavy on your shoulder. You’re holding a sword. You’re trying not to get hurt. We train five hours a day and we did it all ourselves. stunts No CGI It’s all of us And sprinting at 9:410, on a treadmill, and did I tell you I’m over 50? You know, once you stand up to your heart rate, you lose oxygen. And the fact that I’m sitting here right now eating hot outfits and I’m still alive is testament to the training for this movie!”
Davis also recently appeared on “Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon“talking about her training,” I was 56 years old when I trained to be this fighter: 5 hours a day, 1 and a half hours of weight training, 3 and a half hours of martial arts (punching), 10.0 on the treadmill. And when I was running on that treadmill, I said ‘I’m going to have a fucking heart attack.’
But she didn’t. She is a goddess. Davis also had some interesting things to say in her “Hot Ones” interview about her approach to acting even in small roles, creating them as fully aware human beings. If you want to see it in action, check out her brief scene in “Doubt,” which earned her an Oscar nomination.
“The Woman King” also stars Soo Mbedu (“The Underground Railroad”), Lashana Lynch (“Captain Marvel”) and John Boyega (“Small Ax”). The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Love & Basketball”) and is currently showing in theaters.
https://www.slashfilm.com/1053417/training-for-the-woman-king-was-a-massive-undertaking-for-viola-davis-and-the-cast/ Coaching the Queen is a huge undertaking for Viola Davis and the cast