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August 29th, 2016

Tika Sumpter on the challenge of playing Michelle Obama in new film

The new film "Southside with You” recounts the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama. Actress Tika Sumpter, who plays Michelle, tells TODAY she felt pressure at first, but once she “took the Michelle Obama off of it and brought it back to Michelle Robinson” (the first lady’s maiden name), she felt “OK, I can do this.” She says she has not yet heard from the Obamas, but is hoping to get a call soon.

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