Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady’ Anthology Series

Michelle Pfeiffer to Play Betty Ford in Showtime’s ‘The First Lady’ Anthology Series
Michelle Pfeiffer has been cast as Betty Ford in Showtime’s anthology series “The First Lady,” with Susanne Bier also signing on to direct the entire first season, the premium cable network announced Thursday.

The series is described as an exploration of the lives of “America’s charismatic, complex and dynamic First Ladies,” according to Showtime. The first season will center on three former occupants of the White House: Michelle Obama, Betty Ford and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Pfeiffer will play Ford, the first lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977 who set a precedent as a politically active presidential spouse and is described by the network as “one of the most candid first ladies in history, commenting on every hot-button issue of the time.” Ford was known for speaking publicly about her battle with alcoholism and substance abuse.

She joins Viola Davis, who will star as Michelle Obama in addition to
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