January 17, 2009

Hathaway wants to be ‘first babysitter’

Actress Anne Hathaway says she would love to babysit U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's two daughters as the country's first babysitter.

The Bride Wars star said she would accept a position on Obama's staff that allowed her to watch over Sasha Obama, 7, and her 10-year-old sister Malia, People.com reported Saturday.

I would want to be head babysitter, Hathaway, 26, told People. I'd love to be first babysitter, absolutely.

Hathaway isn't the only celebrity interested in the presidential family gig. Corbin Bleu of High School Musical says he's interested, too, even offering a hint at what he has to offer.

I'll just go up and do performances for his kids all day and just keep them entertained, Bleu said. They seem like really sweet girls. They seem very well mannered.

Former American Idol contestant David Archuleta told People he would share his singing talents with the girls if tabbed as their babysitter.

I would give the girls music lessons, he said. Probably not piano lessons, because I'm far from the greatest pianist, but voice lessons.