Actresses to Bring Activists as Guests to Golden Globes

Randolph Lopez
January 8, 2018

Emma Stone will bring former pro tennis player and activist Billie Jean King, who she obviously portrayed in Battle of the Sexes.

In honor of the Time's Up initiative to end sexual harassment, Amy Poehler, Laura Dern, Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Shailene Woodley, and Michelle Williams will attend the Golden Globes 2018 with some of the most accomplished activists of our time.

A number of these activists represent women outside of the entertainment industry, in areas where the type of abuse Time's Up aims to eradicate is as deeply entrenched as is Hollywood.

- Rosa Clemente, a community organizer focused on political prisoners, voter engagement and Puerto Rican independence, and who also ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket in 2008, will attend with Ms. Sarandon, a nominee for "Feud: Bette and Joan".

Streep - who has been heavily criticized for her response to the allegations against her longtime collaborator Harvey Weinstein - will bring along National Domestic Workers Alliance director and 2014 MacArthur fellow Aj-jen Poo, according to Variety.

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Woodley's date is Suquamish Tribe member Calina Lawrence, who advocates for Native American treaty and water rights.

Laura Dern's date was Monica Ramirez, co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, "who wrote the handsome letter of solidarity in Time magazine", said Dern of how she connected with Ramirez, representing female farmworkers.

Seacrest's colleague Giuliana Rancic pointed at that tonight's protest necessitated some different red carpet rules, notably that she and other journalists aren't asking "Who are you wearing?" but "What are you wearing?" "So it's now Emma's turn to do that".

Speaking to E!, Watson said it was Williams who "spearheaded" the idea of actresses bringing activists with them as their red carpet guests.

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