OK! caught up with Susan Sarandon at The Creative Coalition Dinner Pre-Gala Dinner at Teatro Goldini in Washington, D.C., on Monday, where the actress shared her thoughts on President Barack Obama‘s adorable daughters, Malia and Sasha.

"I met them in Iowa. I was there, and my daughter has a great picture of us all together," Sarandon told OK!. "They were just lovely, and really smart. I don’t think that they seemed particularly phased [by the attention]. I think that they are going to handle fame fine."

Sarandon, who is in D.C. to support President Obama’s Inauguration as the 44th president of the United States, said the Obama girls’ grounded natures come from good parenting.

"Their family structure is very tight, and responsible," she tells OK!. " It’s not like they have been thrust into the public life overnight. This is certainly bigger, but they seem very grounded. They are a great family, and they have a great extended family. I can’t even imagine giving them any advice. I am sure that they have gotten it from their parents."

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