Viola Davis is a scene stealer - AfterEllen
Can you imagine what it’s like to steal a scene from Meryl Streep? One of the only people on earth who can answer that question affirmatively is Oscar-contender, Viola Davis. Davis, however, “absolutely disagree” that she stole the scene, noting that Streep (or “Meryl” as she calls her) is a consummate actor’s actor, who works with her co-star to create the best possible scene. Fair enough. I’m certainly not going to suggest that Meryl Streep is not a class act. But there’s no denying that Viola Davis’ few minutes on screen in Doubt packed the greatest emotional punch of the movie. And despite how much she enjoyed working with Streep, Davis acknowledges that she didn’t sleep the night before they filmed.