Viola Davis is widely considered to be one of the best actresses in the world. So when she was chosen to play Michelle Obama in the Showtime’s “The First Lady,” most people couldn’t wait to see the performance.
Well, according to the recently released clips – Viola did a HORRIBLE job.
And MTO News spoke with a person close to Michelle Obama, who tell us that he former First Lady is not happy with the way Viola portrayed her on the cable tv show.
Michelle’s longtime friend told MTO News, “Viola’s portrayal of Michelle wasn’t flattering. And Michelle knows this.”
When we asked the First Lady’s friend whether Michelle liked Viola’s performance, the friend said firmly, “NO.”
What was going on in Viola’s mind? Did she not have enough time to prepare for the role? And we can’t even blame the show’s producer, because it’s Shonda Rhimes.
Here is a clip from Viola’s performance:
And here’s some of the reaction from Black Twitter:
Michelle Obama did not purse her lips THAT much. What possessed Viola to think she should do that in every scene. I never thought I would see the day where Viola Davis gave a bad performance. pic.twitter.com/RNijmu0heU
— jo (@augustsrain) April 17, 2022
Viola Davis might be going to hell Idk pic.twitter.com/poa2ebOrKc
— Taylor (@1bighairedbitch) April 17, 2022
Viola Davis playing Michelle Obama: pic.twitter.com/MHQ8wns4OS
— K (@sirK88) April 18, 2022
Barack when he watches Viola Davis’s caricature of his wife pic.twitter.com/QjOUzCAdRW
— rosechocglam (@rosechocglam) April 17, 2022
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