One of our forever first family members are making some moves and we are here for it! The eldest daughter of the Obama clan, Malia Obama, has joined the writers room for a potential series that Donald Glover is producing as part of his newly inked 8-figure overall deal for Amazon Studios, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And this is quite the first job for the upcoming college grad who is set to graduate from Harvard University as part of the class of 2021.
Our good sis has shown interest in Hollywood for quite some time, as in the past, she landed an internship with The Weinstein Company (2017) after having previously interned on HBO's comedy Girls and worked as a production assistant on CBS' Halle Berry drama Extant.
Or in other words, don't play with our cousin, she is coming for her coins!
The usually lowkey daughter may not be on TikTok (although she has had her own stint of living her best life), but she is ready for her close-up. And it showed in her mom's documentary, Becoming, where she was able to speak life into her mother after watching her on a tour stop. She says to her mom:
"You're so good, I love you too much."
After reiterating how proud she is, she then adds:
"This has demonstrated in a way ... those eight years weren't for nothing. You know? You see that huge crowd out there and that last kind of speech you gave about — people are here because people really believe in hope and hope in other people."
Another scene cuts to a glimpse of the two sisters discussing what's next for their very famous family. "I'm excited for her to be proud of what she's done," Sasha says in the clip referencing her mom. "Because I think that's the most important thing for a human to do is be proud of themselves."
"No longer facing that same scrutiny, being able to let all of that leave your mind, creates so much more space," says a fearless Malia.
The same was done for dad, who disclosed that over the summer, the two were in "organizer mode" for BLM protests last summer.
"I didn't have to give them a lot of advice because they had a very clear sense of what was right and what was wrong and [of] their own agency and the power of their voice and the need to participate. Malia and Sasha found their own ways to get involved with the demonstrations and activism that you saw with young people this summer, without any prompting from Michelle and myself, on their own initiative. They didn't do it in a way where they were looking for limelight. They were very much in organizer mode, I could not have been prouder of them."
We stan philanthropic, young black ladies who step fully into their purpose!
As for Glover, the multi-multi-multi-hyphenate is taking his talents to Amazon after having previously worked with FX. The new deal cancels out current deal with FX, where his critically acclaimed series Atlanta, which has been on hiatus since 2018, is set to begin production on seasons three and four in March.
We can't wait to see the brilliance this duo has up their sleeves!
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