Exclusive: Sanaa Lathan, Lee Daniels, Rockmond Dunbar Discuss Barack Obama’s Emotional Farewell Speech
Families around the nation were moved to tears earlier this week when Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech to the people of the nation.
Children gathered with their parents, friends sat with friends and some watched alone as the President of the United States said goodbye. There’s no doubt millions of people around the country will miss the now-former president, including the Hollywood elite.
During the FOX TCAs on Wednesday, several stars explained the emotions they felt watching POTUS deliver his final address. “It was the most brilliant thing ever, most inspiring thing ever. Came out, came in, utter class and that’s what you do,” Star’s Lee Daniels said.
Sanaa Lathan revealed to HipHollywood exclusively that she cried. “It almost feels like a dream … this amazing Black man. He just makes you feel like a better person and it’s even more stark now considering what’s happening with our next president.”
Prison Break’s Rockmond Dunbar chimed in, “I’m going to miss him. I don’t think a lot of people expected to have such a crazy ride and such a drastic change for the worst.”
He explained, “There’s a number of people who believe this change is going to be exactly what they need and they are going to find themselves in a position worst than what they were in before.”
The actor added, “You can hate Obama for a lot of different things, but what you can’t hate him for is his track record.”