I have an elbow that bends the wrong way, and I'd do things like stand in an elevator and the doors would close, and I'd pretend that my arm had got caught in it, and then I'd scream, 'Ow, ow, put it back!'
People want you to satisfy every possible dream or expectation they would have for a woman president, ... We still live at a time when a female president is controversial - even though it seems so bizarre that we've made it to the 21st century excluding half of the potential talent pool.
It's a fantasy that we could have a president who could actually make choices based on what's right, rather than having to weigh the political fallout. But that's sort of what we're showing. ... And you can dream.
We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
I loved that I went straight from being an incredibly deadly assassin in 'Long Kiss Goodnight' to the mother of a mouse, ... I just thought that was fabulous ... we all have everything within us, the ability to be a killer or the girlfriend of an insect.
[Work for Davis is playing America's first female president, who also is juggling three kids and an unwelcoming Congress, on the ABC drama (premiering Tuesday, 9 p.m. ET/PT).] I have been to several real Inaugural Balls, ... But President Clinton didn't have a cake shaped like the White House. That was my special idea.
I didn't really base my characterization on anybody, ... I don't really work that way when I played a role. I find the parts of myself that the character has. I believe we all have everything within us, the ability to be a killer or the girlfriend of an insect. It was finding those parts of myself that I felt could serve the character of Mackenzie.