Viola Davis responded to criticism for her performance as Michelle Obama in The First Lady, Showtime series, accusing critics of ‘not having a purpose’. Davis’s harsh reaction came during the BBC’s Today program, in which the actress called the criticism ‘incredibly painful’.
Davis took the opportunity to generally attack the category of film and television critics:“They feel like they’re telling you what you don’t know like ‘oh, you’re surrounded by people who lie to you and I’ll be the person who supports you and tells you the truth.’ It gives them the opportunity to be cruel.” remarked the actress. On our site you will find the trailer for The First Lady.
“The problem with the critics is that they are absolutely useless” shot at zero Viola Davis. Academy Award for the role in Barriere in 2016Viola Davis was also nominated for the prestigious Academy Award for her performances in Doubt, The Help and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Davis has been criticized for her portrayal of Michelle Obama, for details like her pose and facial expressions. The star retorted that proposing such a character in the public eye was ‘almost impossible’.
“People know how they walk, how they talk and how they hold their pearls, so it’s very difficult” Davis concluded. The First Lady star co-starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt. OT Fagbenle played Barack Obama.
To take a closer look at the show you can look at the photos of The First Lady, still unpublished in Italy.