She: Desperate Housewife–cum–fashionista extraordinaire. He: desperate burger-muncher–cum–stoner extraordinaire.
But the two have now found a project to work on together, and nope, it’s not in Hollywood.
Both have been named cochairs to President Barack Obama‘s reelection campaign.
Longoria and Penn are among 35 nominees on the list, and they represent the crucial Hollywood voting bloc that Obama is looking to secure.
The duo will be drawing on their showbiz clout to drum up support for the president in his reelection bid, as they seek top-tier endorsements and contributions. According to reports, campaign cochairs will also serve as advisers on strategic issues.
The two stars are in prestigious company: The roster of cochairs also includes two former White House chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley.
Longoria and Penn are known for been longtime and vocal Obama champions. During a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last fall, Longoria told the host: “It’s a special privilege to meet our commander-in-chief. I’m a big Obama supporter no matter what he’s been through. He’s been beaten up the past couple of years.”
Penn, on the other hand, famously took two years off from Hollywood to join the White House’s Office of Public Engagement as associate director.
“There are so many great things that the President especially is doing,” he told Movieline last November after completing his White House stint. “He’s been pushing a lot of things through that don’t make the news, like financial aid reform or increasing Pell grants…I think it reinforced my commitment to wanting to stay active in public service—not politics necessarily, but public service.”
Now, if only Longoria and Penn would finally collab on a movie together, they’d get our endorsement!