Lessons learned from How to Get Away with Murder’s Annalise Keating

Class is in session. Professor Annalise Keating is here.

While she is no doubt acclimating her proteges (the infamous Keating 5) to the ins and outs of the legal system, How to Get Away with Murder’s Annalise Keating is teaching the rest of us other valuable lessons.

  • How to rock business attire. More than anyone, Professor Keating knows the power of the power suit. From her sleek hair, perfect makeup, to her smart blazers, pencil skirts and stilettos, she is all business, especially when she swaggers in and out of the courtroom.
  • How to bare yourself. While she is glamorous and intimidating in her power suits, the scene where she takes off her wig and carefully towels off layers of make up revealing a vulnerable woman underneath is so compelling and relatable it’s almost painful to watch.
  • How to start over. Annalise Keating started life as Anna May Harkness, who, as a child, was raped by her uncle. Later on, while pregnant with her child with her husband Sam, she lost the baby due to a car crash orchestrated by her client. Through these traumatic events and more as the series progresses, she picks herself up and starts over, stronger than before.

Annalise Keating is a complex character, wonderfully portrayed by veteran actress Viola Davis, who made history in 2015 when she became the first woman of color to win an Emmy Award for outstanding actress in drama series for the role.

How to Get Away with Murder, currently on its fourth season, airs Fridays at 8:55 pm on Sony Channel on SKYcable ch 35 SD, with catch up episodes available on SKY On Demand. Complete episodes for seasons 1 to 3 are available for streaming on Netflix.

Author: Gel Jose

Manic Pixie Dream Girl Wannabe, Imagineer, Foodie, TV Addict and Lifelong Learner

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