At little older than 10, Melissa Gilbert began a life of stardom through Little House on the Prairie as Laura Ingalls. This placed her path right among some intriguing, informative, turbulent, and influential people. But who was the most interesting to Gilbert in this cast of personalities? Gilbert discussed this in an episode of the Mondays with Mindy podcast, with that particular episode releasing on June 28. When asked, \u201cWho is the most fascinating person you\u2019ve ever met?\u201d Gilbert had a lot of options to ponder before settling on an answer. Work and personal life helped Melissa Gilbert meet many interesting personalities Gilbert cites her colleagues and family members as people who made an impact \/ Everett Collection Just about anyone can meet that intriguing person who manages to somehow stand out above all the rest. But Gilbert has multiple founts to draw from, a fact she reflected on when considering the question at hand. \u201cHoly crow. There\u2019s so many because I have so many different lives, right?\u201d she mused. RELATED: \u2018Little House On The Prairie\u2019: Melissa Gilbert Talks About Her Biggest Mistake \u201cAll the wonderfully talented actors and actress directors I\u2019ve worked with. There are the teachers that inspired me. There\u2019s my own relatives, and then there\u2019s all the people I met in my varying leadership positions whether I was running for congress or president of the screen actors guild. The winners come from a different time in Gilbert\u2019s life Melissa Gilbert has met many interesting people through life, acting, and politics \/ ImageCollect \u201cThe two things that popped into my head,\u201d Gilbert revealed at last, \u201cwere Kind Hussein of Jordan and President Obama.\u201d Did the prairie daughter meet the former President of the United States? Yes and no. At the time, Gilbert had been on the AFL-CIO executive council. The organization is dedicated to unions in America and protecting the dreams of America\u2019s workers. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Melissa Gilbert (@melissagilbertofficial) As part of her work, she attended a convention in Chicago. Who should be a keynote speaker at the event? One young senator and future presidential hopeful Barack Obama. \u201cThose experiences are mind-boggling,\u201d Gilbert marvels to this day. \u201cI look back at it and go, \u2018oh yeah\u2019 while I\u2019m out cleaning poop out of the chicken coop now.\u201d She herself had big political aspirations as well years ago, but a spinal injury threw all that off its course. Still, Gilbert certainly has many interesting and admirable stories to tell!