The Obama Daughters and Their TV Experience

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
The Obama Daughters and Their TV Experience
While United States President Barack Obama waited anxiously backstage before his speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, his daughters Malia and Sasha came in to wish him well. Sept. 6, 2012. Wikimedia Commons/White House.

Malia and Sasha Obama are two of the most privileged and most protected kids in the world, being daughters of Barack Obama, the President of the United States. Then again, they are just like any other teen.  The Obama daughters had recently been on the set of TV shows like “Extant” and “Pretty Little Liars.”  One of the sisters was there for a visit, while the other was working as a production assistant. Read on to learn more about Malia and Sasha Obama’s TV experience.

According to The Wrap, Malia, almost 16, and the older Obama daughter, worked on the set of “Extant” for one week. An insider revealed that she helped with “computer shop alignments,” as well as letting the director “slate a take” in a scene with Halle Berry, the lead star of the series. She also did coffee run-ins for the cast and crew, just like any other production assistant.

When asked to comment about what Malia was doing on the set, neither The White House nor CBS, who is producing the series, said anything. “Extant,” which will premiere on July 9, 2014 on CBS, is a story about a female astronaut who gets pregnant after a year long mission in outer space.

Meanwhile, TMZ reported that Sasha, 13, visited the set of “Pretty Little Liars” last June 19, 2014 along with some of her friends. The younger Obama daughter was seen hob-nobbing with the cast, and an insider remarked that she looked thrilled to see what Rosewood, the show’s fictional location, is like.

The Obamas are known as big TV show fans, watching “Modern Family” episodes together. In 2013, New York Times reported that President Barack Obama unwinds with favorite shows like “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Wire.” The First Lady, on the other hand, is a huge fan of “Scandal,” and has recently appeared in the sixth season finale of “Parks and Recreation” as herself.

And that’s it for news about the Obamas’ TV experience. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more news and updates about your favorite shows and celebrities.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/White House



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Rachel will watch any TV show once to see if it's worth following. She watches 55 to 60 American, British and Canadian TV shows on any regular week. Glued to TV, she has not seen the world outside in a while. :P