Exclusive: Parker Sawyers on playing Obama in Southside With You


Parker Sawyers has been given the unenviable task of having to portray one of the world’s most charismatic, assured individuals in Barack Obama, and the actor – based in the UK – does a remarkable job, in the enchanting romantic drama Southside With You, chronicling the president’s very first date with his eventual wife, Michelle.

We asked Sawyers about his method in capturing the essence of the subject, while he also went on to talk about the current political climate, which, needless to say, is rather troubling.

Southside With You is out in cinemas across the UK now. You can read our 4* review here.