Filmmaker Steve McQueen makes his grand return to film five years after winning the Oscar for "12 Years a Slave" with the female-driven heist drama "Widows."Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sat down with chief film critic Owen Gleiberman to discuss "Widows" -- from Viola Davis' standout performance to the stellar ensemble cast, this heist drama is garnering rave reviews.
Davis is one of the most in-demand actresses of her generation, scoring top roles in studio blockbusters, independent films, network television and Broadway. Her career went to a whole new level in 2017 when she took home an Academy Award for “Fences.” Her most recent praiseworthy role is in Steve McQueen’s thriller “Widows,” which debuted at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The only black thespian to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony, in 2015 Davis became the first black woman to win the Emmy for lead actress in a drama series for ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” which just entered its fifth season. She’s also busy as a producer via JuVee Productions, her eponymously named company with husband Julius Tennon.