You know, when I was a kid, I remember being really stirred by the fact that Hermione Granger did actually end up having a date to the Yule Ball and that it was Viktor Krum. There was something really powerful about a hyperlogical, bookish girl, who was believed to be incapable of getting a date on her own, landing a famous guy who respects and cherishes her just by being herself.
I danced from the age of three. I was always in amateur dramatics and I did a lot of public speaking. So when I told my family I was going to be an actress…well it was like when your camp best friend tells you he’s gay and you’re trying really hard to look surprised. Even so, it was one of the worst years of my life. I was an Usher at ‘The Lion King’. I was an office temp – the epitome of spiritual bankruptcy – and even a cocktail waitress…sorry, a mixologist. I can still free-pour a double vodka.”
So when people ask me whether being in the White House has changed my husband, I can honestly say that when it comes to his character, and his convictions, and his heart, Barack Obama is still the same man I fell in love with all those years ago… And I didn’t think it was possible, but today, I love my husband even more than I did four years ago… even more than I did 23 years ago, when we first met. I love that he’s never forgotten how he started. - Michelle Obama
My favourite thing about Orlando Bloom punching Justin bieber are the write ups about it in newspapers, because nearly ever single one is like ‘hunky Orlando Bloom punches brat Justin Bieber’. Everyone hates him so much.