World leaders and otherworldly science fiction heroes often join forces in colorful films, but in real life, not so much. On Tuesday, however, First Lady Michelle Obama packed her already busy schedule with a White House event that fused Hollywood with the armed services.
In addition to hosting the 3rd Annual Beating the Odds Summit earlier (in a floral Creatures of the Wind dress nonetheless), Obama welcomes hunky Star Trek Beyond stars Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, and Chris Pine into the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where the families of service members and veterans came together for an unforgettable screening of their new flick.
The gentlemen cut a dapper figure and each sported a White House-ready suit and trimmed, polished beards. FLOTUS greeted the trio and presumably lent her always-cheery personality at the viewing. Earlier in the day, she voiced her opinion on education at the Odds Summit.
“I can’t say this enough: I am who I am because I went to college and got an education,” she told students inside the White House. “It gives you the confidence, the skills that you need to go on and do whatever you want in life. That’s what we want for all of our young people.”
“I can’t say this enough: I am who I am because I went to college and got an education. It gives you the confidence, the skills that you need to go on and do whatever you want in life. That’s what we want for all of our young people.” —The First Lady to 130 students at the #BeatingTheOdds summit at the @WhiteHouse today. These students represented urban, rural, foster, homeless, special needs, and under-represented youth — but despite all of these challenges, they are still working to achieve a college degree. 🎓#BetterMakeRoom #ReachHigher
She definitely knows how to strike a balance between hard work and fun.