The Batman star Jayme Lawson has joined the cast of Showtime’s The First Lady in the role of Michelle Obama.
The Batman‘s Jayme Lawson has joined the cast of Showtime’s The First Lady as a series regular.
The drama will tell the story of American leadership through the eyes of the women who occupied the White House as first ladies. According to Variety, Lawson will play Obama from ages 15-30. The series will track Obama as a young woman in Chicago, following her throughout her education at Harvard undergrad and Princeton Law School, until her marriage to Barack Obama in 1992.
Kristine Froseth (The Society) has also joined the cast as Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford. She will portray a young Betty, who trained as a dancer for the famous choreographer Martha Graham in New York City before moving to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she worked in Herpolsheimer’s Department Store and married Gerald.
Froseth and Lawson join cast members Viola Davis and Michelle Pfeiffer, who will play older versions of Obama and Ford, respectively. The first season is also expected to focus on Eleanor Roosevelt, a role that has yet to be cast.
Lawson will portray Bella Reál in Matt Reeves‘ The Batman. An original character, Reál is a mayoral candidate in Gotham.
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