Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

VARIETY has released several new videos featuring acclaimed entertainers—Tom Hanks, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson and Ryan Reynolds—for its “Actors on Actors” series.

Each year the publication produces these up-close and personal conversations that have become quite popular amongst its followers and subscribers. The actor’s discussions can sometimes range from how they got started in the business to awkward sex scenes to their very personal connections to the characters they play.  Check out Hanks and Davis below where she talks candidly about her sexualized character ‘Annalise Keating’ on ABC’s hit series “How To Get Away with Murder.”

“I saw that role as an opportunity for something that was way bigger than doing good work. I saw it as an opportunity for a dark-skinned actress of 50 to be in a role that is sexualized, not sexy — there is a difference between sexualized and sexy,” Davis said to Hanks. “I saw it as an opportunity, a blank palate, or canvas, to put my mark on.”

Click here to see Taraji P. Henson chat with Ryan Reynolds.

Photo Credits: VARIETY