Her new movie is called “What Men Want,” but Taraji P. Henson says she has a pretty good idea of what women are looking for from their elected leaders: respect.

“They want to be heard,” Henson said Thursday at the Washington premiere of the film at the Regal Gallery Place theater.

“They just want respect,” Henson said. “They want their words and opinions to be valid. And to be taken with respect like we do when men speak and try to push their agendas.”

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In the new comedy — which also stars Tracy Morgan and opens nationwide Friday — Henson plays a sports agent in a male-dominated industry, who suddenly is able to hear men’s thoughts. It's a female-driven, spin on the 2000 Mel Gibson-starring "What Women Want" for the "Me Too" era.

In real life, Henson was one of the few Hollywood performers who predicted back in 2016 that President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE had a real shot at winning his White House race against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Nadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Kellyanne Conway: Mueller didn't need to use the word 'exoneration' in report MORE.

“I’m not really political, but it’s serious out here,” Henson said at the BET Awards just four months before the 2016 presidential election.

“For those who think he’s not going to win — think again,” said Henson, who appeared in a Clinton campaign ad a month before the election. 

Henson told ITK on Thursday that Trump could “absolutely” win again in 2020.

“If people don’t realize, there’s still a lot of people out there that believe in whatever he’s doing. And we can’t be lazy. We just cannot be lazy,” said the “Empire” star, who grew up in the D.C. area.

“We can’t be like, ‘Oh it’s going to turn.’ No. We need each and every person to make some noise,” she added. “It’s never too late, but we gotta do something about it. We can’t sit complacent watching this ship sink.”

But Henson, 48, said it’s “too early” to get behind any of the potential 2020 Democratic candidates just yet.

While she posted images of Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' Tulsi Gabbard fundraises off 4/20: 'Appalls me' that feds consider marijuana illegal MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' 2020 Dems ratchet up anti-corporate talk in bid to woo unions MORE (D-N.J.) for her more than 13 million Instagram followers when both lawmakers announced their White House bids, Henson said those messages of support were in honor of Black History Month and “all of the work Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] did.”

“But it wasn’t to say, ‘Hey, I’m voting for them,” Henson said. “It’s just to say, look how far we’ve come.”