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"Perfect Casting!": Fans Are Over The Moon For Viola Davis Playing Michelle Obama In Upcoming New Series

Date February 6, 2020 15:45

Channel Showtime recently announced they've ordered new series First Ladies, which will partially focus on Michelle Obama's character. The producers settled on the perfect actress to portray the remarkable FLOTUS - Academy Award winner Viola Davis. Many fans online are ecstatic over this choice.

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Viola Davis is set to play Michelle Obama on First Ladies

First Ladies will be an anthology series and will follow the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Betty Ford, but the first season will be dedicated to Michelle Obama.

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The showrunners are happy to announce that Viola Davis will be portraying Barack Obama's wide and are excited about the project overall. As the Showtime president said:

First Ladies fits perfectly within the Showtime wheelhouse of drama and politics, revealing how much personal relationships impact both domestic and global events. Having Viola Davis play Michelle Obama is a dream come true, and we couldn’t be luckier to have her extraordinary talent to help launch this series.

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People online also fully support the choice and can't for the new series.

Why Viola Davis is a great choice

The 54-year-old actress has proven time and time again that she's one of the best at what she does and her accomplishments speak for themselves:

  • Viola won an Oscar for her role in Fences in 2017;
  • She was the first black woman to win Emmy for Best Actress in Drama series for her role in How to Get Away with Murder;

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  • Davis has also won two Tony Awards;
  • She was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2017 by TIME magazine.

In addition, Viola Davis is a powerful actress that pours her heart and soul into every role that she takes on. We have no doubt that she's going to make Michelle Obama proud and sweep is all of our feet with her performance.

Do you think it's a good casting choice? And are you planning on watching the series? Let us know in the comments!