NAACP Awards: Viola Davis Says Michelle Obama Didn’t Have ANY Advice on Playing Her


Viola Davis speaks about winning Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. The 55-year-old actress talks about her portrayal of Michelle Obama in Showtime’s forthcoming anthology series, ‘The First Lady,’ and the conversation she had with Obama to prepare for the role. She calls the former first lady ‘a goddess.’ Davis opens up about how she relates to her most recent characters, Annalise Keating and Ma Rainey. The Oscar-winner provides some words of wisdom for anyone who wants to follow her footsteps into the entertainment industry. She says ‘be as excellent as you possibly can,’ and ‘spread a wealth of your talent everywhere.’

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