It was great to be the first lady, but Michelle Obama could have a second role in acting.
In the premiere of the eighth and final season of “Black-ish,” Obama, 57, will appear as himself on ABC.
Tracy Ellis Ross, who plays Johnson in “Rainbow,” said in an interview with WSJ magazine that he personally called Obama and invited him to the series.
“She and I are friends. It was a phone call I made, ”Ross, 49, said of Obama. “We have to do a really important topic mixed with pleasure, so it’s taken.”
The former FLOTUS uses screen time to promote its voter registration campaign, “We all vote.” In the episode, he leads Johnson to raise funds to vote.
“I’ve been a fan of @blackishAcesparks’s ingenuity and all-round brilliance for a long time, and it was so exciting to join the episode. I can’t wait for you all to see it! ” Obama He wrote on Twitter.
“It was very interesting to meet a unique person who is very important in our world, in our culture, in the stories we tell in‘ black and white ’,” Ross added.
In the video Posted on Twitter By Obama, he sits next to Ross to announce a “black-and-white” spectacle celebration and encourages viewers to volunteer.
“You don’t want to miss it,” Obama said in the video. “It’s going to be good.”
But this is not the first time Obama has had the opportunity to act.
He appeared as himself in the 2014 two-episode episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”
The season premiere of “Black-ish” will air on Tuesday, January 4, on ABC at 9:30 p.m.