Photo Credit: Courtesy Jessica Alba/Twitter
President Barack Obama is taking his message to Hollywood. During a fundraising tour of Los Angeles, the President hosted a private breakfast meeting on Thursday with 25 young Hollywood actors.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star-studded meeting (held at the Beverly Hilton) was part of the Obama re-election campaign's "Young America Effort," an initiative to generate turnout among younger voters -- a demographic that was key in helping the President get elected in 2008.
Hollywood stars who attended the lunch included: The Avengers star Jeremy Renner, Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, actress Jessica Alba, Glee's Dianna Agron, Bride War's Bryan Greenberg, One Tree Hill alum Sophia Bush, actor-director Zach Braff, The Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder, Southland star Ben McKenzie, musician-actor Jared Leto and (of course) former White House staffer and House star Kal Penn.
Similar to the meeting Obama held with Harvey Weinstein and an elite group of other Democratic-supporting Hollywood executives, Thursday's breakfast was not strictly a fundraiser but a way for the President to connect with influential supporters who might spread the Obama-Biden message before this November.
And while the industry moguls kept their meeting with Obama mostly quiet, the young stars (who apparently had to wake up earlier than usual for the event) hit Twitter with their thoughts.
Alba, 31, shared the group photo with this caption: "Got up bright and early to hear Barack Obama speak with an awesome group."
And Somerhalder, 33, summed up the meeting the most eloquently: "Totally surreal morning. Met up with some friends, had coffee with President Obama now tweeting.The 21st century... Let's do this."
He then added, "Just spent my morning w/this man talkn green energy,a better America&being a young American-wow".
Getting this group of rising stars on his side definitely can't hurt Obama's chances with his target demographic!