Michelle Obama Opens Up in New Netflix Documentary with Oprah

A new Netflix special, The Light We Carry: Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey, will premiere April 25 on Netflix, five months after the release of the former first lady’s bestselling self-help book of the same name.

The special, running an hour and thirty minutes, features a sit-down conversation in Los Angeles between the two iconic Black women on the last night of Michelle’s The Light We Carry book tour.

In these exclusive clips, you can watch Oprah ask Michelle about cutting out friends of hers when she entered the White House in January of 2009.  

“Did all of your friends make the cut once you went to the White House?” Oprah asks, and then mentions a statement Michelle had made to her about it: “Lost oxygen, couldn’t make the climb.”

“Nope. No, they did not,” replies Michelle. “Here’s the thing that I’ve learned: Stay open to friends… but when they show you who they are, you got to [believe them], and then move on.”

“Some friends had foibles that were fine for ‘regular’ friends, but once we get into the White House, it was like, ‘Oh, you can’t be that person up in here. We got too much at stake.’”  

“If my friends weren’t acting right? It was slow ghost,” she continued. “You know, the slow ghost — where you don’t cut ‘em off right away, but you just become less… available.”

Watch the official trailer:

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