The Amazing actress Cicely Tyson has been acting for decades and nothing has stopped her from pursuing new acting roles. She’s the definition of a strong black woman who never gives up. Her new role as Ophelia Harkness in the hit show, How To Get Away With Murder, its six episodes and it’s on ABC SHOW.
Cicely said “When I was told that Viola Davis wanted for me to play her mother in her television series, How To Get Away With Murder, I went straight to bed,” recalled Tyson. “I did not really know Viola at the time, as I had only met her briefly before at a reading for The Help. I had not seen nor heard from her after that until her invitation.”
“I have long been fascinated with the relationships that exist between mothers and daughters and wondered why these relationships were not explored on-screen in the same way that father and son relationships have been explored,” Tyson explained. “I was fascinated by the possibility of delving into the many complex issues that exist in mother and daughter relationships.”