Musician/actor Donald Glover confirmed that he is working with the “amazingly talented” Malia Obama for a new Amazon series.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Glover said he hired the 23-year-old last year to work on a Beyoncé-inspired series. “Her writing style is great,” the musician praised. “She’s just like, an amazingly talented person. She’s really focused and she’s working really hard.”
“I feel like she’s just somebody who’s gonna have really good things coming soon,” Glover continued.
Malia was hired to share her personal experiences for the show, which will potentially be titled Hive.
The rapper/actor’s brother, Stephen Glover, has also sung praises about the former president’s eldest daughter. “Donald always says perspective is important, and people with different perspectives are important for a writers room. And for sure, she 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,” added the Atlanta co-writer.
Stephen was asked if Malia would be given any special treatment if she pitches a bad idea in the writers room, being the daughter of Barack Obama. But Glover joked, “Well, you know, we just hurt her feelings.”
“Nah, she’s very down to earth, and cool. So, it’s not a problem at all. She has a lot of good ideas. She’s great. She’s just a regular person like everybody else,” he added.