American actress Geena Davis' fans shouldn't be surprised if they see her competing in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The 60-year-old has been practicing archery since 1997 and even came close to participating in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. According to Davis, it was the most "out of body experience" for her.
In July 1999, Davis was one of 300 women who vied for a semifinals berth in the U.S. Olympic archery team to participate in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. She finished 24th of 300 and did not qualify for the team, but participated as a wild-card entry in the Sydney International Golden Arrow competition.
Davis opened up about her Olympics history during a session for her new show "The Exorcist" at Fox's Television Critics Association press day on Monday. "I took up archery at 41, just on a whim and became obsessed with it," Davis shared, adding that she "trained and trained like crazy".
"I take everything too far. I'm at the Olympic trials in my forties for something I just took up! It was the most out of body experience I've ever had," Davis said.en asked about her "absence" in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Davis said she wasn't competing currently. "There's always 2020 in Tokyo!"
Davis plays Angela Rance in "The Exorcist", which revolves around a woman who fears demonic presence threatening the peace of her family. She reaches out to two priests with varying perspectives to help her solve the issue.
The role of Father Thomas Ortega is essayed by Alfonso Herrera, while Ben Daniels plays Father Marcus Keane.
The story is inspired by William Friedkin's classic film "The Exorcist". "If it's the same story, I definitely wouldn't have wanted to do it," Davis said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.
"The Exorcist" will premiere on September 23.