Make way for the First Lady.
Viola Davis transforms into the former first lady, Michelle Obama, in the new trailer for Showtime’s anthology series, The First Lady.
The new two-minute trailer starts with Michelle having a deep conversation with her husband, Barack Obama (played by O-T Fagbenle). While sitting in their living room, she tells him, “In four years, I don’t want to look back and think, ‘What did I become living in that house?’”
Then, we see flashes of her life during Barack’s presidency. In one scene, she objects to being turned into a “Black Martha Stewart.” Instead, she wants to take on the role in her own way. “I will pick my team [and] choose my causes, understood?” she says.