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    Updated on Aug 29, 2019. Posted on Aug 27, 2019

    Viola Davis Will Play Michelle Obama In The TV Drama "First Ladies," And People Are Like, "Yep, That Checks Out"

    "Viola Davis as Michelle Obama is going to be the best performance of the year."

    Viola Davis will reportedly play former (but forever my) FLOTUS Michelle Obama in an upcoming TV drama, and I honestly can't think of a better casting decision!!!

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    According to Deadline, the one-hour Showtime series First Ladies will explore the personal and political lives of various first ladies and take place in the East Wing of the White House where the FLOTUS and her staff are traditionally based.

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    "The series will peel back the curtain on the personal and political lives of our most enigmatic heroes, with Season 1 focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Michelle Obama," Deadline's Nellie Andreeva and Denise Petski reported.

    Viola's also putting on her executive producer hat for this project, which is partly backed by her and her husband Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions company. "Proud to spotlight these brave, extraordinary women!" she wrote on Instagram.

    It goes without saying — but imma say it anyways — people are ALLLLLLLL the way here for this casting decision.

    VIOLA DAVIS TO PLAY MICHELLE OBAMA WHAT! WHAT! WHAT THE WHAT IN WHAT! THIS IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED I AM PACING AROUND IN CIRCLES! WHAT! WHAT! VIOLA! MICHELLE OBAMA!

    @violadavis all the roles you've interpreted so far have been interpreted with excellence. can't wait for this one Queen!

    .@violadavis as Michelle Obama is going to be the BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR.

    Viola Davis and Michelle Obama are both extremely talented, accomplished, history-making pioneers who also happen to have seriously sculpted arms and beautiful, highly melanated complexions. So, this pairing is seriously a match made in Black Jesus heaven.

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    CAN'T WAIT TO TUNE IN AND WATCH ONE QUEEN PORTRAY ANOTHER!!!

    Twitter: @MichelleObama / Via Twitter: @michelleobama

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