Ward studied Hillary Clinton for ‘Independence Day’ sequel

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Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) Actress 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.

“(Germany’s) Angela Merkel, I would look at a little bit. She’s not as expressive. It’s really mostly watching Hillary, who is the only real female role model we have,” she added.

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Ward said she also heard Hillary Clinton’s speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday.

“I was listening to the cadence of her speeches. That informed me a lot. I was watching physically what she would do,” Ward said.

“Independence Day: Resurgence”, directed by Roland Emmerich, is slated to release on June 24.



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