Viola Davis Responds To Criticism Of Her 'The First Lady' Performance
Viola Davis has heard the critics, but she’s not letting the memes or Twitter threads get her down.
Amid a slew of fan and critic responses to her starring role in Showtime’s biopic limited series The First Lady, Davis says that it’s impossible to please everyone with every role she takes on.
Davis portrayed First Lady Michelle Obama in the series, which recounted American history through the perspectives of three separate first ladies during their tenures in The White House.
Davis’ portrayal stood out to fans, who noted the emphasis the actress placed on Obama’s speech pattern while embodying the role.
But Davis sees no use for dwelling on what she describes as “cruel” responses to her work.