Director Steve McQueen on his connection to "Widows"

Director Steve McQueen discusses his connection to the original TV series "Widows."

Click here, to watch the full episode. McQueen opens up about how he categorizes “Widows” among his body of work as an artist and casting Viola Davis in a role which he says is unlike any she’s done before.

“She's so strong and at the same time there's depth, there's weakness, there's vulnerability, and humanity," the Oscar-winning director said.

Working with Davis on “Widows” solidified for McQueen how he already felt about her talent. “She's one of the greatest actresses of her generation because she reflects who we are; male, female, whatever race you are. You look at her and you see yourself. That's the genius of a brilliant actor, that you see yourself through the person on the screen.”

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