mrs. america cast

Elizabeth Banks will join her sisters in arms for equal rights in the FX limited series Mrs. America, which is (sadly) not a sequel to Mistress America. Banks joins the Mrs. America cast as Jill Ruckelshaus, a pro-choice, socially progressive Republican who was involved in the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment during the 1970s in FX’s nine-episode limited series from Emmy-winning writer Davhi Waller. But she’ll be butting heads with Cate Blanchett, who plays a prominent conservative who leads the unexpected backlash against the amendment.

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mrs. america

Cate Blanchett is coming to American TV for the first time ever. The acclaimed actress will star in the FX limited series Mrs. America, about the true story to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Blanchett will play 1970s constitutional lawyer and conservative political activist Phyllis Schlafly in the series, which is set to begin production in 2019.

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