Viola plays Michelle
Viola Davis, who won an Oscar for the film ‘Fences’ is all set to play the role of Michelle Obama in an upcoming TV series. The TV series is titled ‘First Ladies’ and will portray the lives of the First Ladies of America throughout American history. The Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis is the executive producer of the show and has recently revealed the details of her role as well. The show will be co-produced by Aaron Cooley, a famous novelist who happens to be the writer of the show as well. Viola and Cooley have been friends for a long time and came up with this idea together.
The first season of the show will revolve around the lives of Michelle Obama and other first ladies like Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford. The purpose of designing and starting this show is to bring out the details about the role of these ladies in the political careers of their husbands to the public. There have been times when inputs from the first lady have shaped political happenings in the United States Of America, and the show provides recognition to this fact. If the reports are to be believed, the show has become the priority of the producers now, and they are keen on releasing it sooner than what was being expected.
Viola Davis and Michelle Obama are acquaintances and have met publicly on several functions. On the day when the Obama’s were leaving the White House, she even tweeted and gave her best wishes to Michelle for her joyful future. Viola Davis’ recent projects were the dramatic roles in the movie ‘Widows’ and her stint in TV shows with ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’ She is also a part of the upcoming movie ‘Black Bottom’ with Chadwick Boseman, which is also being on similar lines with the story of the first couple that made it to the White House. The show will be aired soon, and the concept of the show has intrigued a lot of viewers that has created a good amount of hype around it.