Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, might be one of the most famous – and popular – political couples of all time. They are widely adored by many, especially now that Donald Trump is the president, a derisive figure, no doubt.
When Netflix announced they were producing a docuseries on their life, fans of the political duo rejoiced. However, not all of their admirers are happy about it.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock said that he wasn’t a big proponent of the idea, but for a noble reason. According to Rock, he wants the Obamas to be “above” that sort of thing, at all times.
Chris said he doesn’t want to be a part of a world where “President Obama is worried about his Rotten Tomatoes score.” Rock explained that he wants the political figure to “be above” that sort of thing for forever.
Chris added, “I don’t want him to be involved with that.” According to multiple reports, Barack and Michelle will be working on a scripted and unscripted series; another docu-series, documentary films, and other features as part of a multiple-year deal.
Home has always been where our family is…It hasn’t mattered whether we’re lounging on a couch in Chicago’s Hyde Park or, as we are here, in the White House. We did our best to make the White House a comfortable place where our girls could climb trees and host slumber parties, where we’d have dinner together as a family, and where we tried to live by the values our parents instilled in us.
As you may know, Rock just cashed a $40 million check from the streaming juggernauts, so the legendary comic might have some advice for America’s favorite former president and first lady.
Rock said that he’d send “them over to Donald Glover,” whatever that means. Either way, Michelle, the former first lady, and Barack, the former president, are probably an example of one of the only times in United States history where politicians became celebrities, after holding public office.
Most political figures are famous before they run for public office, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Franken, and Donald Trump. And it’s for a simple reason: one has to raise an extraordinary amount of money in order to win a US Presidential election.