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Exclusive: Tika Sumpter Channels Her Inner Michelle Obama

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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.

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