Kaya 959 Reporter
The first look images of Viola Davis as Michelle Obama in upcoming television series The First Lady have been shared.
The limited series, which arrives in 2022, stars Davis alongside Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson as first ladies Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt respectively.
Davis shared the images on her Instagram, writing: “It was terrifying but an incredible honour to portray this extraordinary woman.”
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Davis, who also studied the first lady’s 2020 Netflix documentary Becoming to perfect her gestures said she just fell in love with who she is.
“It’s our job as actors not to judge whoever we are portraying, but I ended up thinking she’s just dope.”
The show’s first season will focus on the personal and political lives of Obama, Ford, and Roosevelt, tracing “their journeys to Washington through an enlightening intimacy,” according to Showtime.