Tika Sumpter Talks Playing Michelle Obama in New Film, ‘Southside With You’

So how does one capture the essence of being Michelle Obama when they’ve never met her? Ask, Tika Sumpter. The actress plays the First Lady in a new movie, Southside With You, which tells the story of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s first date. The actress says, “I had a dialect coach … [Michelle] is very on top of her words. She enunciates everything. She means every word. She stares at people in the face and she means what she means and she talks with passion.”

Tika Sumpter on portraying Michelle Obama: ‘Oh my God’

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