Malia Obama Does Work Experience On Halle Berry TV Series

She was spotted working as a film assistant on the extraterrestrial TV show...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Malia Obama might only be 15 years old and probably entitled to a fair bit of pocket money, considering her dad is none other than Barack Obama, but she’s already getting some work experience under her belt. The presidential daughter was spotted assisting on the set of Halle Berry’s new TV series, Extant.

The sci-fi programme is being filmed in Los Angeles, where Malia ‘helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take’ an insider told TheWrap. After a little bit of digging, we still don’t know what computer shop alignments are, but we figure that slating a take means slapping together that black and white slate clapperboard at the beginning of a take. Which is quite the responsibility.

Apparently Malia ‘laughed with delight’ and said, ‘My first time. This is a big deal.’

No-one else is saying a word about Malia’s involvement, though. CBS, who makes the show, hasn’t given any response when asked to comment. Same goes for the White House’s and Michelle Obama’s office. The President and First Lady must be very pleased with Malia’s approach to work, though. They pride themselves, very publicly, in giving their children as normal an upbringing as possible.

Michelle previously explained: ‘They feel… the way you feel about your parents – they feel about us. They don’t want to do what we do. They go in the opposite direction of what we do. They’re pretty normal.’

So normal that they want to go hang out with Halle Berry as she plays an astronaut in a TV show? We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: we’ll have a slice of that normality.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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