Actress Playing Alien Leader Would 'Love to Meet' the 'Charming' and 'Smart' Obama

The Weekly World News is infamous for alien encounters with U.S. Presidents ("Space Alien Backs Bush for President!" and "Obama Invites Alien Choir to White House"), but one alien admires and wants to meet President Obama. Actress Morena Baccarin, who plays "Anna," the leader of the malevolent aliens on ABC's sci-fi 'V' series, told USA Today that "I would love to meet Obama" since he's "charming" and a "smart, smart guy," though, she lamented, "it took us all of 30 seconds to turn against him."

A Tuesday USA Today "Life" section article provided this quote from the Brazilian-born Baccarin (IMDb page):

I would love to meet (President) Obama. I think he is so charming and smart. It took us no time at all to turn on him. Certainly leading the country is a really tough job.

In a video which accompanies the online posting, Baccarin yearns:

I would love to meet Obama. I mean, he seems like a smart, smart guy and it took us all of 30 seconds to turn against him. But I'm really curious to meet him and know him.

The fourth of a four episode run of V aired Tuesday night. The series will return in March.

- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center