Michelle Obama Impersonates Barack Obama on Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show'
The first lady also discussed leaving the White House, how to behave around Beyonce and that somewhat familiar Melania Trump speech.
First lady Michelle Obama appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday to discuss her Let Girls Learn initiative, but first, at the beginning of her appearance, Obama made a stop at Colbert's blanket fort. The first topic of discussion in the fort: "If you got stuck on a desert island with one famous person, who’d you pick?"
Colbert immediately picked the president. "How about you?" "Beyonce." "Wait, can I change to Beyonce?" Colbert joked.
He went on to ask, with an added dig at Donald Trump, "Do you know that if you eat too many carrots, you turn orange? And if you turn really orange, you have to start saying crazy things and run for president."
Over at the desk, Obama did a spot-on impression of her husband.
Colbert asked Obama what it would be like to leave the White House, but she wasn't as sentimental as he might have guessed.
"It’s definitely bittersweet," she said, before adding, "but I’ve made my kids start packing their rooms already."
Discussing her husband, she said that he is able to get out of work mode when with the kids, and he is "really into gossip" at the dinner table. The late-night host also asked about what her friend Beyonce is really like.
"You shouldn’t look her in the eye," Obama told him. "She’s a special person."
Colbert also pivoted slightly to the election, asking if she was sympathetic to potential first ladies like Melania Trump, mentioning her convention speech that was accused of being plagiarized from Obama herself.
With a deadpan answer, she answered: "Yeah, that was tough."
Obama appeared on the CBS late-night show to promote her Let Girls Learn initiative, which brings awareness and resources to 62 million young women who do not have access to quality education.