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Michelle Pfeiffer Books First TV Role in Decades, Will Play Betty Ford

Michelle Pfeiffer Books First TV Role in Decades, Will Play Betty Ford

Michelle Pfeiffer will be starring in her first TV series in decades!

The 62-year-old three-time Oscar-nominated actress will be starring as Betty Ford in the upcoming Showtime anthology series The First Lady.

It was also just announced that The Undoing‘s Susanne Bier will be directing all episodes of the series, which will also star Viola Davis as Michelle Obama.

THR reports that the show will “focus on Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt and the roles they played in shaping impactful and sometimes world-changing decisions during their time in the White House.”

Side-by-side comparison of Viola Davis and Michelle Obama

The First Lady marks Michelle‘s first-ever series regular role in a television series since the beginning of her career in the late ’70s and early ’80s.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Susanne Bier have joined the brilliant and incomparable Viola Davis to bring the remarkable stories of these women into urgent, engrossing and long overdue focus,” said Amy Israel, executive vp scripted programming at Showtime. “Michelle brings authenticity, vulnerability and complexity to all her roles, and Susanne is a visionary director who commands the screen with fierce honesty and a singular visual style. With these formidable artists in front of and behind the camera, we couldn’t be more thrilled — especially at this unique moment in time for our nation — about the powerful promise of The First Lady.”

Michelle is among the many actors who have admitted to regretting one of their past roles.

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