Being the President’s daughter Malia Obama is unlike other American teenagers in many ways and her summer job is no exception.
While some of America’s teens prep to begin their summer jobs flipping babysitting or as a seasonal staffer, U.S. President Barack Obama’s oldest, Malia, 15, has already served her one-day dream gig working alongside some of Hollywood’s elite.
According to a recent report from The Wrap, Malia, 15, was recently spotted serving as a production assistant on the set of Halle Berry’s new sci-fi CBS series “Extant” in Los Angeles, California.
“She helped with the computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take,” said one insider, recalling the President’s oldest daughter’s excitement while working on set. “Malia laughed with delight saying, ‘My first time. This is a big deal,’” reads the report.
While reps for Michelle Obama have yet to comment on Malia’s summer gig, the First Lady previously spoke of her daughter’s affinity for the entertainment industry to People Magazine in 2012. “Malia has expressed some interest in filmmaking. Just like her father, she is an avid reader and she enjoys movies,” Obama said, adding, “But she’s a freshman, so she knows she has years in college to explore her interests."
Berry’s series “Extant,” stars the Oscar winner as an astronaut who comes back to earth after a year-long mission only to discover she is pregnant. The series, produced by Steven Spielberg, is scheduled to premiere on CBS July 9 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Malia wrapped her sophomore year of high school at Sidwell Friends private school in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The teen, the older sibling of 13-year-old Sasha Obama, will turn 16 on July 4.