“How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis was featured on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon Friday night where she talked about her upcoming roles, including playing Michelle Obama in “The First Lady.”

This upcoming Showtime series will also feature Gillian Anderson as Elanor Roosevelt and Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford. The series will follow each of these First Ladies and uncover their personal and political lives that are often hidden from the rest of the world.

Davis, while excited to play such an important role, is quite nervous as well. She explained to Fallon her first instincts when she accepted to play Obama.

"I think it was temporary insanity," she joked. "I lost my damn mind for about five minutes and made a damn decision that I can't take back. The woman is a Goddess.”

The 55-year-old explained that she’s “going to do the best I can” when playing this role.

Knowing the former First Lady personally, she gave an insight as to what her personality is like behind the scenes of all of her appearances and charity work.

“Here’s the thing. Sometimes someone doesn’t live up to whatever image you have in your head, but when they do live up to the image, it’s quite frightening,” she said. “She’s that cool.”

Davis has an Oscar, an Emmy, two Tony’s and a Golden Globe under her belt, so this isn’t her first rodeo. She was also just nominated for another Oscar for her role in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

There's no release date for "The First Lady," but filming has begun, according to E!.

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Viola Davis is proud of her character’s pansexuality in “How to Get Away With Murder.” In this photo, the actress arrives at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Dec. 11, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok