Viola Davis Jokes That Accepting Michelle Obama Role Was A Moment Of ‘Temporary Insanity’

Viola Davis, Michelle Obama

Viola Davis Jokes That Accepting Michelle Obama Role Was A Moment Of ‘Temporary Insanity’

Viola Davis is gearing up to play Michelle Obama in Showtime’s upcoming series The First Lady.

While she’s a history-making, Oscar-winning actress, she joked that she’s nervous to take on the role.

She said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday (March 26th),

I think it was temporary insanity. I lost my mind for about five minutes, and made a decision that I can’t take back.”

She went on to say that meeting the former FLOTUS was “quite frightening,” adding:

“The woman is a Goddess.”

As for playing the role, Viola Davis continued and said she’s





“just gonna’ do the best I can.”

While Michelle Obama is a large role, it’s safe to say Viola Davis is a fitting actress. She recently became the most Oscar-nominated black woman in history after receiving a nod for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Netlix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.





She’s also the only Black woman to have two Best Actress nominations. She received a nomination for The Help in 2012, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Doubt in 2009, and won Best Supporting Actress for Fences in 2017.

What are your thoughts on Viola Davis’ perspective on playing Michelle Obama? Comment and let us know.





Authored by: Char Patterson