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Malia Obama Joins Donald Glover as Writer for New Amazon Series 'Hive'



Malia Obama continues to make waves in Hollywood.


Variety reports that the former first daughter has been hired to write for Donald Glover's upcoming Amazon series, tentatively titled Hive. It was created by Janine Nabers (Watchmen) and will reportedly focus on a "Beyoncé-type character."


“She’s just like, an amazingly talented person,” Glover said about Obama while at the Atlanta season 3 premier. “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. Her writing style is great.”



In her early twenties, Obama has already landed a number of highly sought-after industry jobs. Graduate of Harvard University, she worked on Halle Berry's 2014 drama series Extant, interned on HBO's Girls in 2015, and worked at the Weinstein Company in 2017. Glover's young brother insists that Obama's position was not the result of nepotism, regardless of what critics might say.


“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,” said Stephen Glover, who is helping develop the Hive project. “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 [...] In the room, though, she’s just another writer.”


Stephen says he doesn't hesitate to express his disagreements with Obama, despite the fact that she's the daughter of one of the most beloved political figures in the world.


“Well, you know, we just hurt her feelings,” he said jokingly. “We can’t be easy on her just because she’s the [former] president’s daughter. 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.”