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Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Photo: David Lee/Netflix

She has gold in her mouth, smudged makeup around her eyes, is holding a feather in her hand and shimming as she belts out the song Deep Moaning Blues.

It's Viola Davis like you've never seen her before, in a role she said initially frightened her.

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