Meryl Streep, Emma Watson bring activists as Golden Globe guests

Kristopher Drake
January 8, 2018

"I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance and it's something that leads to abuse".

"For me, it's about unity".

In keeping with the spirit of the empowering Time's Up movement, eight actresses will take female activists as their plus-ones to the Golden Globes Sunday night.

As The Blast reported, some of Hollywood's biggest female stars will walk the red carpet with women by their sides.


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. She added, "We're saying enough is enough". Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. From #MeToo creator Tarana Burke to activist Monica Ramirez, check out who the stars brought along to the show.

"That's the future, and we have momentum, and we want to say to everyone that they should join us", she explained.

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

- Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member, singer and activist for, among other causes, Native American treaty and water rights, will be going with Ms. Woodley. King founded the Women's Sports Foundation and the Women's Tennis Association, and has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts. Sarandon, who is nominated for her performance in FEUD: Bette and Joan, is bringing community organizer Rosa Clemente, who, as the Times reports, is "focused on political prisoners, voter engagement and Puerto Rican independence, and who also ran for vice president on the Green Party ticket in 2008".

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