Ward studied Hillary for Independence Day sequel
Actor Sela Ward, who plays the role of a US president tasked with saving mankind after an alien invasion in Independence Day: Resurgence, says she studied Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton while preparing for her character in the upcoming science fiction disaster film.
Asked whether she modelled President Landford (her character in the film) on any real-life presidents, Ward told variety.com: “Well, we don’t have any female presidents to emulate. But I watched a lot of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, just to see physically what she would do, how she would approach a podium, a crowd, etc.” “I was listening to the cadence of her speeches. I was watching physically what she would do,” Ward added.