Cicely Tyson Joining “How To Get Away With Murder” Cast, But Who Will She Play?

December 16, 2014  |  

Who else is fiending for “How To Get Away With Murder” to return? Well, we’ll have to continue to wait until January 29 to get our fix (and to figure out what Annalise was really doing the night that Sam was killed). But to hold you over and get you excited in the meantime, you’ll be happy to know that acting legend Cicely Tyson will be joining the show (at the very least, for one episode), when it returns to finish out the first season.

According to Entertainment Weekly, details about what role she will play and how long she will be working on the show are being kept a secret. But Tyson isn’t the only theater great joining “HTGAWM.” Actress Marcia Gay Harden will also have a role on the show when the second half of the season starts up, and details surrounding her inclusion have also been kept on the low.

This isn’t the first time that Viola Davis and Tyson have worked together. Both women played maids in the Academy-Award nominated film The Help. Last year the actress won a Tony for her role on Broadway in A Trip To Bountiful (she was amazing in that by the way), and she is currently nominated for a SAG award for her work in the Lifetime TV movie adaption.

I’m not sure what role Tyson will play, but it would be interesting to see her play the mother of the very calculated Annalise Keating, especially if moms is anything like that Annalise! But we’ll have to wait and see…

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