Viola Davis suffered 'heart palpitations' on Suicide Squad set

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 June 2016
Viola Davis

Viola Davis

Viola Davis has revealed she suffered "heart palpitations" on the set of 'Suicide Squad' because the scenes were so intense to film

Viola Davis suffered "heart palpitations" on the set of 'Suicide Squad'.

The 50-year-old actress - who stars as Amanda Waller in the hotly-anticipated movie - has revealed she suffered a number of health issues during filming for the superhero movie because the scenes were so intense.

Speaking on E! Live from the Red Carpet, she said: "Just put it this way, it got so crazy that there were times during filming that I had heart palpitations.

"Not only heart palpitations, but at one point I said, 'Did I suffer from hearing loss? Why is my left ear still pounding?'"

And it's not the first time Viola has injured herself in a movie as she previously revealed she hurt her back getting intimate on screen in 'How To Get Away With Murder'.

She admitted: "I blew my back out. 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.

"I just told them to slow it down for a minute. 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."

Meanwhile, Viola - who has five-year-old daughter Genesis with her husband Julius Tennon - previously revealed she has always dreamed of being an actress.

She said: "I hoped, I dreamed but I didn't know. I just felt like the dreaming and the hoping would be enough and I think for the most part it is. I think that's what makes you get up in the morning and keeps you working and keeps you excited and in it and passionate and I think it's the passion that carries you through life."

Suicide Squad

  • 1 star
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne
  • UK release: 5 August 2016

A group of incarcerated supervillains is recruited to undertake dangerous missions. The result is so conventional, it's twee: Deadshot (Smith) just wants to be a good dad, Diablo (Hernandez) spends the whole film moping and Harley Quinn (Robbie)'s idea of bad behaviour is breaking a window. With unconvincing effects and…

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