The first glimpse at some of Hollywood’s top actresses as trailblazing First Ladies and how they altered the job was released Thursday in the star-studded teaser for Showtime’s “The First Lady.”
The narrative follows three famous First Ladies — Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Michelle Obama — as they navigate unknown territory in the White House throughout their various times.
“The world will always condemn us,” Viola Davis, who plays Michelle Obama, says in a voiceover, emphasizing the difficulties of being thrown into the global limelight.
“They can toss me out, but they can’t make me into someone I’m not,” Betty Ford, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, says in the film.
Eleanor Roosevelt is played by Gillian Anderson, Barack Obama is played by O-T Fagbenle, Franklin D. Roosevelt is played by Kiefer Sutherland, and Gerald Ford is played by Aaron Eckhard. In one scene, Anderson as Roosevelt tells her husband, “You are the spouse of a lady who has a life and thought of her own.”
The trailer has been released which people can watch at YouTube.