Malia Obama is reportedly joining the editorial staff of a Donald Glover show amid a deal with Amazon.
Former President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter was recruited as part of the Writers’ Room for a potential Glover series called “Hive,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is rumored to “revolve around a Beyoncé-like figure and come from writer Janine Nabers,” the outlet said. Nabers was previously a producer on HBO’s “Watchman” and a writer for Netflix’s “Away”.
Glover broke his pact with FX-owned Disney “for a multi-year, eight-figure global deal with Amazon,” the Hollywood Reporter said. The deal allegedly includes a content channel “which will highlight Glover’s work and other content hosted on Amazon’s Prime Video hub.”
Variety also reported that Obama would be joining the writers’ room of a Glover Project on a “Beyonce-like figure”, citing “sources”.
The 22-year-old Harvard student, who is expected to graduate from Ivy League University this year, has worked on other television shows before. In 2015, she did an internship at HBO and even found herself on the set of the explosive series “Girls”.
Designer and star Lena Dunham would later tell Howard Stern that Obama is “an angel.”
“She loved the show, and I mean, obviously we didn’t make her go get our coffee. You will not send [the president’s daughter to get coffee]. But she wanted to to do all the work. It was the cool thing. She was totally enthusiastic, ”Dunham said in 2017.
She later shared that Obama was “so smart”.
“I once asked her, ‘What’s your favorite movie?’ And she said, ‘Well, do you want me to list my favorite director, actor or director of photography? And I was like, ‘You’re smarter than me, let’s get it over with,’ Dunham said.
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