The First Lady


Michelle Pfeiffer Is MVP of Showtime’s“The First Lady” 

– By Kristen Lopez, IndieWIRE

About The First Lady

A revelatory reframing of American leadership through the lens of the First Ladies. Starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, this series delves deep into the Ladies’ personal and political lives. Exploring everything from their journeys to Washington, family life, and world-changing political contributions, the impact of the White House’s women is no longer hidden from view.

The most successful aspect of “The First Lady,” and the one that raises the question of why this first season didn’t just belong to her in the first place, is Pfeiffer’s Betty Ford.

– By Caroline Framke, Variety

About Betty Ford

Michelle Pfeiffer is first class on ‘The First Lady’

– By Tony Ruiz, Goldderby

But it’s Pfeiffer who’s the real star, elevating her performance beyond imitation to one with a real point of view.

– By Kelly Lawler, USA Today

Pfeiffer gives an exquisitely controlled performance as Betty Ford, embodying the fun-loving First Lady’s poise and witty charm as well as the emptiness those qualities masked.

– By Kristen Baldwin, Entertainment Weekly

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Michelle Pfeiffer gives a remarkable performance as Ford, capturing her wit, strength and vulnerability.

– By Caryn James, BBC

That’s just good stuff, and Pfeiffer’s performance is the perfect mix of sharp, feisty, and flamboyant. Apologies to Eleanor and Michelle — both great first ladies indeed — but Betty’s life could be a series in itself.

– By Melissa Bernardo, THE WRAP