Lena Dunham tells Howard Stern that Malia Obama was an ‘angel’ interning on ‘Girls’
Former First Daughter Malia Obama is paving her own path, away from politics, in the film industry — beginning with her 2015 internship on HBO’s Girls with Lena Dunham.
So what’s it like having the child of the commander-in-chief working for you? As Dunham told Howard Stern on Monday, Obama wasn’t exactly fetching Starbucks for her staff.
Calling the future Harvard co-ed “an angel,” Dunham explained how Obama got the gig.
“She was interested and she was interning at HBO and they thought what if she comes a couple days a week to the set of Girls. She loved the show, and I mean, obviously, we weren’t like making her go get our coffee,” Dunham said. “But she wanted to do all the jobs. That was the cool thing.”
Still, she couldn’t watch any of the HBO hit’s unvarnished nudity.
“Does President Obama call you and say, ‘Look this is something she’s doing, maybe don’t do the graphic sex scene?’” Stern asked.
“No, but we actually, because of her age at the time we couldn’t do the graphic sex scenes around her if we wanted to,” said Jenni Konner, the Girls showrunner and Dunham’s production partner.
“She is so smart,” Dunham added. “I once asked her, ‘What’s your favourite movie?’ and she was like, ‘Well, do you want me to list by my favourite director, actor or cinematographer?’ And I was like, ‘You are smarter than me, let’s just be done with that.’”
“Will you let Barron Trump intern?” Stern joked of the conservative real estate mogul’s 10-year-old son.
“Honestly, Jenni and I are very against — we would never do any Barron shaming, and it remains to be seen. Barron Trump may be a wild Planned Parenthood advocate and he and I may join forces in the future,” Dunham joked. “You never know.”
The final season of Girls with Lena Dunham premieres Sunday on HBO.