Tika Sumpter is a talented actress who has graced the big and small screen in many of our favorite projects. However, her next role could be her most challenging yet.
Sumpter is stepping into the First Lady’s heels in the new film Southside With You, but it’s Michelle Obama like we’ve never seen her before. The romantic dramedy is set in 1989 and follows Michelle and Barack Obama on their first date on the south side of Chicago. Parker Sawyers will play a young B.O.
Since Tika is playing a younger Michelle than many of us know, she’s just hoping audiences and the First Lady enjoy her performance. “I hope she’s proud,” Tika told HipHollywood. “I hope everyone’s proud. And I just want to show strength and perseverance and vulnerability. I hope you guys love it.”
Southside With You is set for it’s first showing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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