Jada Pinkett Smith is headed to the White House for a meeting Wednesday on human trafficking.
Pinkett Smith offered news of the visit exclusively to ITK after speaking at a Wednesday event to launch the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) joined the movie star at the Russell Senate Office Building.
“I had no idea this existed at all,” says the entertainer. After doing her research, Pinkett Smith decided that “this could happen to anyone. This could happen to Willow. This could happen to me.”
Wednesday's stop in Washington was a return trip for the “Matrix: Reloaded” star, who was joined by hubby Will Smith during a July visit to testify before Congress on human trafficking.
While typically fans can go gaga at a Hollywood star sighting, Pinkett Smith, 41, admits there are “quite a few” lawmakers who cause her to be starstruck. “I get more and more impressed when I see the type of energy and passion that goes behind the issues.”
Both stars are used to hobnobbing with some of Washington's biggest power players.
The Hollywood power couple hosted a fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign at their home last month that Michelle Obama attended.
So what's it like prepping for a visit from the first lady? Pinkett Smith says she was going crazy ahead of the event “like no other.” While she doesn't usually open up her abode for parties, she says, “We couldn't deny the first family and certainly not the first lady.”