The film takes us behind the scenes of Michelle’s celebrated book tour, and gives a “unplugged” look at her life after the white house.
“I’m excited for her to be proud of what she’s done, because I think that that’s the most important thing for a human to do, is be proud of themselves,” says Sasha, 18, who just finished her freshman year at the University of Michigan, according to OprahMag.com. Malia, a junior at Harvard, notes that her mother is “no longer facing that same scrutiny—being able to let all of that leave your mind, creates so much more space.”
Check out the trailer for “Becoming” above.
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“Barack and I are empty nesters, and that has been exhilarating to watch the two little beings you were in charge of grow-up,” Michelle says in the doc.
Obama told Gayle at the Essence Festival in 2019, she and Barack raised their daughters to “pretend like all the craziness around them wasn’t happening,” while growing up in the White House.
“For eight years, we were like, ‘Yup, your dad’s president.’ That doesn’t have anything to do with you. Take your butt to school. Yes, you have security, just ignore them, they’re not here for you,'” Obama said in her interview with Gayle.
She continued: “My kids had armed guards with them at all times. Imagine trying to have your first kiss [around] a bunch of men [with guns] and ear pieces.”
Last month, Michelle told Ellen DeGeneres that she and the family are all at home quarantining together.
“The girls are back because colleges are now online. So they’re off in their respective rooms doing their online classes,” she said.