Michelle’s story will not be the only one featured on the show. The 10-episode series will also focus on former first ladies Betty Ford (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Eleanor Roosevelt (Gillian Anderson). The storyline will give viewers a glimpse into the women’s lives as they reside in the White House.
The First Lady is set to premiere on April 17. Also, the series will feature stars like Dakota Fanning (Susan Ford), Lexi Underwood (Malia Obama), Kristine Froseth (a young Betty Ford), Charlie Plummer (a young Franklin D. Roosevelt) and Lily Rabe (Lorena “Hick” Hickock).
Back in November, Davis sat down with Entertainment Weekly and recounted her preparation process for the role. She revealed that she personally talked to Michelle, read her memoir Becoming and watched her Netflix documentary to fully embody the former first lady.
“I feel very protective of Michelle,” she said. “It’s our job as actors not to judge whoever we are portraying, but I ended up thinking she’s just dope.”
From the trailer alone, we can already tell Viola is going to give an unforgettable performance.
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