Dennis Quaid, who will play Ronald Reagan in upcoming biopic about the president, has revealed that Penelope Ann Miller has been picked to play first lady, Nancy Reagan.
“I really felt that I had an obligation, being that she was quite the iconic figure and historical and I wanted to be true to her in every way,” the 56-year-old actress shared after Quaid announced her role in “Reagan” during the 3rd hour of the “TODAY” show Wednesday. (RELATED: Dennis Quaid Praises Trump For Coronavirus Response)
“What Nancy did was she saw his [Ronald’s] potential and she really fell in love with the man and his character and his moral fiber,” she added. “I think she really helped him become what she saw in him and she infused him with that confidence to help him get to where he was.” (RELATED: Dennis Quaid Postpones Wedding To Laura Savoie Due To Coronavirus)
Dennis Quaid joins us for a special announcement revealing who will co-star with him in the film “Reagan” and play Nancy Reagan! pic.twitter.com/EGbcSeHdcl
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“Nancy Reagan was one of the most important and influential first ladies