The Girls creator and showrunner described how pleasant the former first daughter was to be around while on set.
“She’s an angel. Obviously, we weren’t making her go get our coffee,” Dunham said. “But she wanted to do all the jobs — that was the cool thing.”
“I once asked her favorite movie, and she went, ‘Well, do you want me to list it by favorite director, writer or cinematographer?’” Dunham said. “And I was like, ‘You’re smarter than me. Let’s just be done with this.’”
Dunham recalled a time when Secret Service wouldn’t let her in her bathroom because Malia was in there. “I was like, ‘I know her. It’s fine. I’m just going to go in there and pee.’”
And showrunner Jenni Konner admitted that the young Obama could not be present for everything.
“Because of her age at the time, we couldn’t do the graphic sex scenes around her if we wanted to,” Konner said.
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