Malia Obama Joins Donald Glover's Writing Team For New Series
The 23-year-old is getting praised for her creativity and work ethic.
March 27, 2022 at 8:08 pm
Glover, who recently signed an eight-figure deal with Amazon Studios, described Obama as “an amazingly talented person.”
“She’s really focused and she’s working really hard,” the 38-year-old said according to TODAY. “I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon. Her writing style is great.”
Glover’s brother, Stephen Glover, is also part of the crew developing the upcoming series. Stephen added more praise for Obama.
“Donald always says perspective is important, and people with different perspectives are important for a writers’ room. And for sure, [Malia] definitely has a unique perspective on everything,” he said. “So we wanted to hear her stories and have her work with us. Listening to her stories and having her involved really gave us a lot of good ideas.”
Obama previously worked as an intern on Lena Dunham’s Girls. She also worked as a production assistant on Halle Berry’s CBS sci-fi drama series Extant.
Michelle and Barack Obama have always raved about Malia and their younger daughter Sasha.
“Happy Fourth of July, and Happy Birthday, Malia! It’s been such a joy to watch you begin to make your own way in the world with poise, grace, and humor,” Barack wrote on social media last summer when his daughter turned 23. “I miss the days when you thought the fireworks were for you.”
Sasha turned 20 on June 10.
“I almost forgot that this year, this summer, they’re going to be 23 and 20. I mean, I’m just like, ‘Stop there.’ I don’t even have teenagers anymore. So I am excited for her next chapter. That’s why I want to be as excited as every parent,” Michelle said in a CBS This Morning interview in May.
Glover has earned an Emmy for Atlanta, the series which just returned to FX after a long delay. The Golden Globe winner praised Malia when he spoke to Vanity Fair during the season 3 premiere of Atlanta at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
“She’s just like, an amazingly talented person,” he said.