Here are a few interesting trivia about Geena Davis: She came close to qualifying for the US Olympic Archery team; has an IQ of 140; won an Oscar for The Accidental Tourist (1988); was nominated for an Oscar for Thelma & Louise (1991); and the actress went on to play the role of the first female President of the United States on TV (Commander In Chief), a role that won her a Golden Globe. Wow!
In an acting career that started with Tootsie (1982), the 61-year-old Davis has tried her hand on a myriad of roles, both on the big screen and on television. In an interview with Business Insider, the statuesque Davis acknowledged this fact: “I got to play so many cool parts. There are not many female actors who got to be a baseball phenomenon and a road warrior, an amnesiac, an assassin, a pirate captain, and then the president. So, I really got spoiled and felt like I don’t want to just take some boring part. And if I haven’t run out of money, I don’t need to.”
After a hiatus from acting, Davis is back to star in the TV series The Exorcist, which is based on the 1973 cult film of the same name. A fan of the horror genre – Davis has acted in Beetlejuice and described it as “a goofy horror movie” – the actress knows The Exorcist has a lot of fans, and that itself presented an exciting possibility.
She said: “I think for a large percentage of the population, The Exorcist is the scariest movie ever and it started everything. It was the first truly scary movie.”
The Exorcist airs every Thursday at 11pm on Kix HD (Astro Ch 729).