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Tika Sumpter On Portraying Michelle Obama


Tika Sumpter is an incredible actress! Not only do we LOVE to hate her as “Candace Young” on ‘The Haves And The Have Nots’, but now she is taking on one incredible role as First Lady, Michelle Obama in the new movie, “Southside With You” that opens in theaters today! The movie is produced by John Legend and Sumpter and not only stars her but another upcoming actor, Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama! Sawyers bears a striking resemblance to the president too!

In an article posted on CNN, Sumpter had this to say:
“I read a bunch of books that had personal accounts of people who knew her,” Sumpter told CNN at the film’s Cinema Society premiere. “And also her brother’s book, ‘Game of Character,’ it really informed me about who she was during that time and what she was about.”

I also had the chance to speak with both actors about the movie during an interview:

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