Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high' Sarah Silverman urges Congress to pass voting bill: 'What kind of politician wants to keep people from voting?' MORE joked this week that living in the White House for eight years prepared her for quarantine conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

During an interview on Monday night's episode of "The Daily Show," host Trevor NoahTrevor NoahTed Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny' Get woke, go broke: Pious, political Oscars crashes, loses tens of millions of viewers Race-baiting media's 'rush to motive' after mass shootings is exploitation at its worst MORE asked Obama how her life has been since leaving the executive mansion four years ago. Obama described feeling more at peace and having a weight lifted off her shoulders before saying how confining living in the White House could feel at times.

"Living in the White House is like living in a nice older hotel, where you can't get out unless you call 20 people," she said, describing all the scheduling that went behind coordinating Secret Service and road blockades in order for her and former President Obama to be able to travel.


"It almost feels like you were living a sort of quarantine life before all of us were," Noah noted.

Obama agreed, saying that quarantine has not been that different from the restrictions she and her family previously lived under.

"Barack and I are like 'what you can't go out just because you want to?' We've been doing that for eight years," she joked. "You can't make a move and you have to think about how your movements impact the rest of the world. Every time we went out, we had to think about it."

The former first lady said that with all of the preparation that living in the White House during her husband's presidency offered, quarantine living has been relatively easy for them.

"We're good in quarantine. We're like 'welcome to our world everyone,' " she said.