Malia Obama has been working for this Hollywood star

And we wouldn't have expected it...

Barack Obama
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And we wouldn't have expected it...

It has been six months since the Obama family left the White House, and after a well-deserved holiday in the Virgin Islands with Richard Branson, they have dived straight back into work.

Both Barack and Michelle have been busy writing their White House memoirs after signing a deal with Penguin Random House and now their 19-year-old daughter Malia is following suit, jumping straight on the career ladder.

Malia, the eldest of the Obama children, is set to start at Harvard University in a few months but that hasn't stopped her getting some experience in the field she reportedly plans to pursue, film production.

Halle Berry, Ponytail

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It turns out Malia has been working for Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, taking on the role of production assistant on the set of her sci-fi TV show, Extant.

During a recent interview with Andy Cohen, the 50-year-old actress opened up about working with Malia, and unsurprisingly it looks like she's going to be getting a sparkling reference.

'She was fantastic - she was amazing,' Halle explained. 'She was down to do whatever a PA is asked to do, and I had wild respect for her for that.'

'Can we call your dad or your mom?' Halle admitted to asking Malia as a joke, emphasising 'I was such a huge fan of her.'

'She was amazing...She is such a smart, beautiful, young woman. Look at who her mother and her father are, so duh! It was amazing.'

She continued: 'Everybody couldn't really see her as a PA, although she tried and tried to be one. We just couldn't really see her as one, but to her credit, she tried very hard to be one.'

This isn't Malia's first time working in film and TV production, already racking up experience on hit TV show, Girls.

We're looking forward to seeing what she pursues after Harvard. Having Halle Berry as a reference is sure to count for something!

Jenny Proudfoot
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