Michelle Pfeiffer, who is better known for her stellar performances in movies like Scarface, Batman Returns, and Grease 2, along with director Sussanne Bier, known for his directing In a Better World and The Night Manager of BBC, is all set to join the cast of The First Lady.
Pfeiffer is set to join the show as Betty Ford, who served as the very first lady of the USA from the years 1974 to 1977 as President Gerald Ford’s wife.
Michelle Pfeiffer, a Primetime Emmy Award winner and three times Oscar nominee, will be joined by Oscar-winner Viola Davis. The latter will be portraying Michelle Obama’s role in the show’s first season.
The show is bound to become a too nice piece with such a talented cast and also a visionary director joining in. The First Lady, which is a working title as of now; previously it was titled as First Ladies, will be seeing the show portraying Betty Ford, Michelle Obama, and Eleanor Roosevelt as they served as the First Lady of the United States Of America.
The show will be depicting the impact all of them had on the country and on the world. Michelle’s casting was announced along with Bier as the director for the series, directing every episode of “The First Lady.”
The First Lady: Michelle Pfeiffer And Director Susanne Bier Joins The Show
Amy Israel announced the Executive VP of Scripted Programming at Showtime. Here we are breaking down every single thing she had to say about Michelle Pfeiffer’s role and Sussane Bier’s work in Showtime’s upcoming biographical drama.
Amy Israel, The Executive VP of Scripted Programming at Showtime from the Hollywood Reporter, quoted that Michelle Pfeiffer and Susanne Bier have recently joined in the brilliant and incomparable Viola Davis as they will be bringing in the remarkable stories of these women into urgent, fascinating, and long overdue focus.
Showtime’s “The First Lady,” which is eventually building up to be an excellent political documentary-drama with the inclusion of the Academy Award Winner Viola Davis, just has got to whole another level after the inclusion of Pfeiffer and director Sussane Bier.
Michelle Pfeiffer, whose most recent work in the Oscar contender titled, “French Exit,” is already buzzing, and even her inclusion in the new Showtime anthology drama is enormous plus the audience is getting.
It has been speculated that Pfeiffer, in the role of Betty Ford, will be covering the work of Ford for raising awareness regarding addiction along with her advocacy for its victims of substance abuse as she co-founds Betty Ford Center of California.