Donald Glover has hired Malia Obama as the screenwriter for his next Amazon series. The news was confirmed by the former in an interview with Vanity Fair, where he also praised former President Barack Obama’s daughter:
“She’s just, like, an incredibly talented person. She’s really focused and she works really hard.
Glover’s brother and frequent collaborator Stephen, who is also working on the upcoming series, also appreciated Obama’s writing skills:
“I feel like she’s just someone who’s going to have some really good things coming soon. Her writing style is great.”
Stephen further mentioned that Malia Obama was asked to join the team for having a “unique perspective” that helped showmakers come up with great ideas:
“Donald always says perspective is important and people with different perspectives are important to a writers room. And of course, [Malia] definitely has a unique perspective on everything. So we wanted to hear her stories and have her work with us. Listening to his stories and involving him really gave us a lot of great ideas. »
He also shared that Obama was getting regular treatment from everyone on the team and joked that they didn’t give her any extra privileges for being the former president’s daughter:
“Well, you know, we just hurt his feelings. We can’t be lenient with her just because she’s here. [former] The president’s daughter. No, she’s very down-to-earth and cool. So it’s not a problem at all,” he added. “She has a lot of good ideas. She is great. He’s just an ordinary person like everyone else.
Not much is known about Donald Glover’s upcoming series, but reports suggest it’s tentatively titled The Beehive and will revolve around the story of a personality having a resemblance to Beyoncé.
Malia Obama’s new job comes after graduating from Harvard University last year. She had previously been an intern on Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls in 2015 and worked at the Weinstein Company in 2017, before Harvey Weinstein was arrested.
A look at Malia Obama’s degree
Malia Obama studied at Sidwell Friends School between 2009 and 2016. PBS reported that after graduating, Obama visited Yale, Brown, and the University of Pennsylvania before continuing her graduate studies at Harvard University.
In an interview with The New York Times, Barack Obama once referred to his eldest daughter’s high school graduation and called her “a capable and conscientious student, ready to forge her independent path in the world”.
In 2012, Michelle Obama told People that Malia had a deep interest in movies. The latter even started working as a production assistant for CBS. Existing in 2014 and interned in the HBO show Girls in 2015 to better understand the film and television industry.
According to PBS, Malia Obama decided to take a “gap year” after enrolling at Harvard to travel to South America and Indonesia. Upon returning from her travels, she entered Harvard University as a freshman in 2017.
According to Harvard’s official website, Obama majored in visual and environmental studies in her undergrad, which later helped her develop an interest in film. She eventually graduated from Harvard in 2021.
Obama is said to have excelled in academics and also won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for “excellent undergraduate work and excellence in the art of teaching”.