How to Prepare to Play the Obamas: Learn Barack’s Voice; Do Some Curls to Get Michelle’s Arms

Hollywood tapped into President Barack Obama’s story sooner than Parker Sawyers predicted. The 33-year-old actor had been working on his Barack Obama impression prior to being cast in Southside With You, thinking that, since there was some resemblance, he might someday play the president. But, as it turns out, Hollywood wasn’t going to wait for Obama’s term to end to make a movie about how the president and the first lady fell in love. Here, Sawyers shows off his Obama impersonation, and Tika Sumpter talks about getting buff in order to play Michelle.

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