Viola Davis recently got candid talking about portraying former First Lady Michelle Obama onscreen in her new project. Read to know more.
Hollywood actress, Viola Davis will be essaying the role of Michelle Obama in the Showtime series, The First Lady. The African-American actress recently opened up about her experience portraying the character. The show is deemed to be one that will reveal how the American leadership was reframed but through the lens of the women at the heart of the White House. As suggested by multiple media reports, Michelle Obama herself was more than pleased about Viola’s casting.
Though Viola seems to feel differently. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, Viola says that taking the role is part of “temporary insanity. I lost my damn mind for about five minutes, and I made a decision I can’t take back.” Davis, coming back to the praise Michelle gave to her added, “The woman is a damn goddess. Everybody knows her. Everybody feels like they want to protect her. Here’s the thing: I’m just going to do the best I can,”. And Viola also revealed that she has spoken to Michelle for many hours about portraying her on-screen.
Adding further to this Viola mentioned that, “It’s terrifying, Here’s the thing — Sometimes, someone doesn’t live up to whatever image you have of them in your head. But when they do live up to the image, it’s quite frightening.”
It’s certainly going to be exciting to watch, no?