The actress will play the role of Susan, the daughter of President Gerald Ford.
Dakota Fanning will play Susan Ford in The First Lady, Showtime’s anthology series devoted to American First Ladies. Susan was the only daughter of Betty and Gerald Ford who occupied the White House from 1974 to 1977 and will be played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Aaron Eckhart respectively. Although she was a teenager during her father’s tenure, Susan Ford is said to have had a significant influence on her family by advocating for progressive ideas.
Dakota Fanning will appear in six episodes of the series. In addition, The First Lady will mark her reunion with Michelle Pfeiffer. Indeed, the two actresses had starred together in the 2001 film Sam, I Am Sam. The role of Dakota Fanning had earned her to be the youngest actress to be nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award when she did. was only 7 years old.
In addition to the Ford family, The First Lady will feature the Obamas as well as the Roosevelts. Michelle and Barack Obama will be played by Viola Davis and OT Fagbenle while Gillian Anderson will play the role of Eleanor Roosevelt. Finally, the writing of The First Lady was entrusted to Aaron Cooley while Susanne Bier ( Bird Box, The Undoing ) was chosen for the realization.