Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will play former US first girl Michelle Obama in a brand new TV sequence on the Showtime cable community, it was introduced Wednesday.
“First Women” will give attention to the wives of US presidents and their lives within the White Home, and media reviews stated Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford would even be portrayed.
“Presidents’ spouses have wielded exceptional affect, not solely on the nation’s leaders however on the nation itself,” Jana Winograde, president of leisure for Showtime, stated.
Davis, 54, has been nominated thrice for Oscars, profitable in 2017 for her supporting function in “Fences.”
She received an Emmy in 2015 for her function in “The way to Get Away With Homicide,” the sixth and final season which will likely be broadcast this 12 months.
Davis may also be an government producer of “First Women,” Showtime stated.
Obama, 56, received a Grammy final month — the Greatest Spoken Phrase Album award for the audiobook of her vastly profitable memoir “Changing into.”
Launched in late 2018, the ebook noticed the previous first girl slam President Donald Trump for questioning her husband’s citizenship and selling the notion that he was born overseas.
America’s first black first girl additionally dug into her private life, expounding on points together with a miscarriage, utilizing in-vitro fertilization to conceive her daughters and marriage counseling.