Viola Davis ‘Absolutely’ Felt Pressure Playing Michelle Obama In ‘The First Lady’

At the premiere of “The First Lady,” Viola Davis told Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall that she “absolutely” felt hesitation and pressure when it came to portraying Michelle Obama, but was ready for the challenge. “Every once in a while you need a challenge you need something that’s gonna wake you up. You gotta think big with your chances and risks, and once you take it everything else seems like gravy actually,” she shared. “The First Lady” premieres April 17 on Showtime.