It appears the first lady fancies herself a Disney princess.
Michelle Obama hosted the “first ever” Careers in Film Symposium at the White House Friday for high school students from Washington, D.C., Boston and New York.
After “Beauty and the Beast” composer Alan Menken talked about his musical scores – and apparently called the first couple “Beauty and the Chief,” Obama told the crowd she was inspired to put her ball gown on and “twirl and twirl” – complete with eyes closed, hands over her heart and swooning like a little girl Cinderella or some such.
The workshop gave students a chance to hear “about careers in film and an opportunity to learn about animation, special effects, makeup, costume, directing, music and sound effects, as well as hear from leaders in the film industry about how their education helped them succeed,” the White House reported.
Joining Obama was rabid liberal Whoopi Goldberg, Blake Lively, Naomie Harris and Harvey Weinstein.
It was the usual Michelle Obama spiel to kids: work hard, get an education and you too can attend Ivy League colleges and become first lady.
Actually, she “encouraged the students to continue chasing their dreams in film, but to never forget the importance of education and the ability to overcome adversity.”
According to the White House report, she said things like:
Once you find that passion, whether it’s film — maybe it’s science or business, maybe it’s teaching — anything, you have got to get your education. That’s the bottom line. As I tell my kids, you have one job: Get an education. It is the most important thing that you can do for yourselves right now, because that’s how you’ll prepare yourself for success. You have to be ready. And this is the foundation that you have to have with you when those opportunities come. And that’s how you’re going to learn the skills that you need to achieve and to keep dreaming big.
Watch her theatrical, Disney princess-like moment at the very beginning of the video: