The Fact That Malia Obama Is Only 15 And Working On A TV Set Proves We’re All Underachievers

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In case you were feeling accomplished in your adult life, I’m about to ruin that for you with news that Malia Obama can, at 15 years old, say that she’s helped produce a Hollywood TV show. And to add insult to budding jealousy, it’s the fairly top-of-the-line set of CBS’ forthcoming show Extant, to which both Steven Spielberg and Halle Berry are attached. If you don’t yet feel like a flop, remember that in her free time she is both the President’s daughter and a normal-ish high school student without acne. How many of those things you could say about yourself at the ripe old age of 15?

According to TheWrap, Malia was spotted working as a Production Assistant on the set and had a pretty good time living everyone else’s dreams.

“She helped with computer shop alignments and the director also let her slate a take.”

While that may not sound like very much at all, please remember that most people go through years of film school before they’re even allowed into the Studio City area of California. (That’s a fact, no need to look it up.) And I’m not blaming this on nepotism, but maybe Nepotism would like to step forward and accept the blame himself? No? Okay, well let’s just forget all about it, then, and go back to feeling like Malia snagged this one based on her own merits. It helps me sleep better at night.

And, while we’re at it making lifelong dreams come true, I can’t wait to hear about Sasha Obama’s trip to the moon next week and Bo Obama finally making fetch happen.

(Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN)

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    • Alana Vincenza

      Malia really didn’t have to give me another reason to be jealous of a 15-year-old.

      • Olivia Wilson

        THANKS A LOT, Malia.

    • Nbl

      Ah nepotism at its finest. To be fair to us underachievers, if her dad wasn’t president she probably wouldn’t have that job. I always feel bad for children of prominent politicians. They have the same scrutiny as celebrity kids but none of the leeway to screw up.

      • Olivia Wilson

        That’s true, but she lives in the White House so she wins.

      • capoupascap

        But she gets zero privacy because she always has Secret Service around. Lose.

    • FauxRealFaux

      Malia is such a beautiful and tall young lady- her parents have done well raising her.

    • NYCNanny

      Ehhh. It was a 1-day volunteer position and pretty wishy washy at that.
      That being said, I’m sure malia is awesome and smart and I wish her all the best. But let’s be real here.

      • Olivia Wilson

        I think the point still stands that most, if not all, of us can’t say that we’ve done the same at 15.

      • NYCNanny

        If our fathers were presidents, then yes, yes we could.
        Much rather applaud this young woman for getting exceptional grades, being a starter in her sports team, or doing volunteer work. That’s great!