This time of year has star Viola Davis remembering the feeling of heading back to school as a kid, where she dealt with bullies. All these years later, she still remembers their names.
“Yes, I do, but I can’t mention them because I don’t want a lawsuit,” she joked on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday.
Kimmel wanted to know if she ever runs into her schoolyard enemies, and in a way, Davis does. “There’s some of them on Facebook, and I look at them,” she said. “They’re taller now, though.”
“And they want to be your friend now?” asked Kimmel.
“They all want to be my friend,” said Davis.
As it turns out, Davis is inclined to hit that “accept” button. “You know, I just become their Facebook friends and then I stalk their pages to see if they’ve become just complete failures in life,” she said, laughing uncontrollably with Kimmel. “Well, you know, it’s like, one of them has a boat, you know. I’m like, ‘Oh, man.'”
“Well, hopefully it will sink,” quipped Kimmel.
Of course, Davis is leading the pack on How to Get Away With Murder nowadays, but it seems she has been just as tough as her character Annalise Keating since she was a little kid.
“I was a punch, run, and chuck your finger kind of gal,” the actress explained.
That’s unless you count that one time in the third grade when she brought a crochet needle to school “as a weapon to stab Stanley, but I really didn’t stab Stanley.”
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