Michelle Obama Set to Make a Special Appearance on 'NCIS'!
It seems that First Lady Michelle Obama is already preparing for life outside the White House with a new job. CBS has confirmed that she will be appearing on the May 3 episode of their popular drama series, 'NCIS'. The show revolves around a group of special agents investigating naval crimes.
Although the First Lady won't be solving crimes or chasing down suspects on the show, she will be playing herself in this special guest appearance. This isn't her first time making a cameo on a primetime drama either, as she previously appeared on an episode of ABC's 'Nashville' in May 2014, also playing herself.
The episode was filmed earlier this month at The White House, and rumors began circulating when the show's star, Mark Harmon, was spotted shooting scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Despite the initial speculation, the White House remained tight-lipped about the First Lady's involvement until now.
CBS released details about the upcoming episode, revealing that Michelle Obama will be welcoming Harmon's character, Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, to The White House for a Joining Forces military spouse roundtable. Joining Forces is an initiative launched by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, providing support not only for military service members and veterans but also their families.
The episode aims to promote the Joining Forces initiative while giving the First Lady a platform to raise awareness about the cause. It's a win-win situation, as 'NCIS' is not only the most watched program in America but also globally.
Real military spouses have been cast to appear alongside Michelle Obama in the roundtable scene, adding authenticity to the episode. Gary Glasberg, the show's producer, expressed his excitement about shooting at The White House and working with the First Lady, stating that it was a dream come true for the cast and crew.
While Michelle Obama has yet to comment on her upcoming television appearance, she is currently in London with her husband, President Barack Obama, for the 90th birthday celebration of Queen Elizabeth. It seems that the entire Obama family has been dipping their toes into the entertainment industry, as their daughter Malia worked as an intern on Lena Dunham's show 'Girls' last summer.
Fans of 'NCIS' and supporters of the Joining Forces initiative can look forward to seeing Michelle Obama on the small screen this May, as she brings her charisma and advocacy to the hit drama series.