Tika Sumpter Expecting a Baby Girl, Gushes About New Film 'Southside With You': It's 'Like a Gift to My Daught

The 36-year-old actress plays Michelle Obama in the upcoming movie, produced by John Legend.

It won't be much longer before Tika Sumpter meets her new baby girl!

ET sat down with the 36-year-old actress on Friday, who couldn't be happier to show off her baby bump while promoting her new film, Southside With You. "I'm feeling good!" Sumpter told ET. "I'm happy to be here."

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"It really has been so easy, you know, and fun," she said of her pregnancy, adding that it's been great to reunite with co-star Parker Sawyers, who plays Barack Obama. "He's been making me laugh, so it's been great."

Sumpter also enjoyed reconnecting with John Legend, who served as executive producer on the film, which chronicles Barack and Michelle Obama's first date.

"Preggers and promoting w Legend. Happy and proud," she wrote on Instagram.

Hours later, she posted another photo of her stylish maternity fashion.

"Grateful. Happy. Complete. Love my team," she captioned a fierce shot of herself proudly putting her baby bump on display.

While Sumpter is grateful for her little girl, she's also thankful for her role as Michelle Obama in Southside With You.

"I think about it every day," she said of the opportunity for her daughter to one day see her portraying strong women like Michelle on the big screen.

"I just feel like the world has shifted so much," Sumpter added. "I feel like we're in the forefront right now and we’re so in control of our destiny. This is like a gift to my daughter. You can really do anything you want to do and be great at it."

Southside With You
hits theaters on Aug. 26.

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Sumpter also expressed her excitement to be playing the first lady earlier this year.

"I put so much work into it," she told ET in January. "I just hope she likes it."

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