POTUS Makes Surprise Visit to “Hidden Figures” Screening
On Thursday (December 15th), Friday Lady Michelle Obama hosted a private screening for the new film, Hidden Figures. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. The film also features Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons.
During the screening, President Obama made a surprise visit and Octavia’s reaction was priceless. The White House shared the photo on social media, with the caption:
That face when the President drops by for a visit. Today, the cast of Hidden Figures visited the White House to highlight the stories of Americans who defied stereotypes and broke glass ceilings to advance human space flight, science, and innovation.
Octavia also shared the photo, adding:
Our screening was with #FLOTUS but #POTUS surprised us. Humbling bc he has a million things to do but stopped by to say hello!!!! @tarajiphenson
Here’s a clip of FLOTUS introducing the cast.
And here’s a sweet photo of Janelle paying homage to FLOTUS.
The film will be released on December 25, 2016, by Fox 2000 Pictures.
Photos: White House’s IG