WATCH: Viola Davis is uncanny as Michelle Obama in trailer for Showtime series ‘The First Lady’

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Viola Davis’ latest role has her undergoing a stunning Michelle Obama makeover.

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The Oscar-winning actress completely transforms into Mrs. Obama in the new trailer for the upcoming Showtime anthology series “The First Lady.”

The 10-episode drama will center on American leadership as seen through the wives of former Presidents Barack Obama, Gerald Ford, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Also taking on the roles of former first ladies are Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt.

"In four years, I don't want to look back and think, 'What did I become living in that house?'" says Davis as Obama, while laying on the lap of her husband.

In another scene, Davis is heard in character saying, "They want to turn me into a Black Martha Stewart? I will pick my team [and] choose my causes. Understood?”

The trailer also gives glimpses of Davis recreating classic Obama moments such as the former first lady posing for her presidential portrait and decked out in the white gown by Jason Wu for the 2009 inaugural balls.

Davis took to Instagram to describe gratitude for getting to portray the historic role.

“Playing the extraordinary @MichelleObama was no small task but an honor of a lifetime,” the 56-year-old captioned the show’s trailer.

Other cast members include “The Handmaid’s Tale” star O. T. Fagbenle as Barack Obama, Aaron Eckart as Gerald Ford, and Kiefer Sutherland as FDR.

“The First Lady” premieres April 17th on Showtime.

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