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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Viola Is Becoming Michelle!


Social media is all a buzz and everyone is anticipating the day and time that we can finally watch the legendary Viola Davis as she “becomes” our Forever Flotus, Michelle Obama.  "The First Lady" is a part of the Showtime Anthology Series which debuts on the small screen April 17th.

During her 8 year term Michelle was one of two First Ladies with an Ivy League Law degree. We can expect that excellence to be portrayed in the series as well as how she maintains her healthy lifestyle. She and Viola are both fitness enthusiasts with the best arms on the planet. So we can definitely anticipate a flex or two along with some of her fashionable, show stopping moments. Viola completely nailed the final FLOTUS look which is exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

When asked about this role Viola said that she spent time with Michelle before signing on for this project. As a result she felt very protective of the FLOTUS narrative.  "It's our job as actors not to judge whoever we are portraying, but I ended up thinking she's just dope...." The rest of dope supporting cast includes: Regina Taylor as Michelle’s mother Marian Shields Robinson, Lexi Underwood as Malia,  Saniyya Sidney (King Richard) as Sasha and Gloria Reuben as Valerie Jarrett.

This series highlights the American leadership through the lens of the women in the East Wing of the White House. In addition to Viola Davis as Michelle Obama - the most admired woman in the world;  It also stars: Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Ladies, share a version of their personal and political lives. Set your reminders to check out this HERSTORY on April 17th 2022 on Showtime at 8pm.

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Sondra Roney
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