“It’s just like, damn, those eight years weren’t for nothing."

By Isabel Jones
May 05, 2020 @ 2:30 pm
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Despite at one point being two of the most famous children on the planet, former First Daughters Malia Obama, 21, and Sasha Obama, 18, have remained incredibly private since they entered the White House in 2009.

In former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming Netflix documentary Becoming, Sasha and Malia say a few words on-camera in their first public interview (E-V-E-R). According to People, the interview footage was shot in 2018 for use in Michelle’s Becoming book tour, but it’s nevertheless major.*

"I’m excited for her to be proud of what she’s done ‘cause I think that’s the most important thing for a human to do is be proud of themselves," Sasha says of her mom in the clip, while Malia adds, “No longer facing that same scrutiny, being able to let all of that leave your mind, creates so much more space.”

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Malia also appears elsewhere in the documentary, shown greeting her mom backstage following a stop on her book tour. "You're so good, I love you too much,” Malia tells her, adding that she “cried again” while watching the event.

“It’s just like, damn, those eight years weren’t for nothing,” she tells Michelle. "People are here because people really believe in hope and hope in other people,” she continues, adding, “And also every time you guys play Stevie Wonder, I don’t know, I cry a little bit.”

Signed, sealed, delivered, I’m  … watching Becoming on Netflix the second it drops on May 6.