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Viola Davis: ‘Back injury means no more sex scenes!’

Viola Davis has been forced to take a break from sex scenes after throwing her back out.
The 50-year-old actress has been seen in her fair share of raunchy encounters while playing Annalise Keating in hit U.S. television show How to Get Away with Murder. A lot of them have involved her co-star Billy Brown, who plays Nate Lahey in the series, and it was during one such scene that Viola suffered an injury.
“I blew my back out,” Viola laughed during an interview on SiriusXM on Wednesday (24Feb16). “That was in the Billy Brown scene. He threw me up against a wall. All I can say is I was totally committed to the scene!”
Since the injury, critically-acclaimed actress Viola has been forced to remove herself from further risque scenes for the meantime. However, she knows that How to Get Away with Murder’s creator and writer Shonda Rhimes won’t let her sex break last for too long.
“I just told them to slow it down for a minute,” she said. “I’m going to get back into it. I have to. It’s Shondaland! They’re gonna have me doing all kinds of stuff with all kinds of people.”
Viola’s interview came as part of the ‘Sway in the Morning’ segment on the radio station. During her chat, the actress also turned her attention to a topic hotly debated at the moment – the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominations.
Admitting she won’t be attending the ceremony due to travel plans, Viola insisted the diversity issue needs to be fixed by the “Hollywood movie making system”.
“You need people who are in a position of power to green light movies that have us in them,” she continued. “That’s the only way that things are going to change – to have more projects out there. Listen, if you have 200 movies that are mainly Caucasian and two movies that are black, then we’re still going to be in the same boat.
“We have to step up to the plate too. We have to see movies like Selma. We have to see movies like Dope. We have to see movies like Beasts of No Nation. You gotta support those different voices out there. Listen, Hollywood, at the end of the day, looks at the box office. You know, we’re consumers.”

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