Actors and Actresses on This Weekend’s Women’s March for Equality

By Diane Samson | 2 years ago
Actors and Actresses on This Weekend’s Women’s March for Equality
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook | Mark Ruffalo

On Saturday, actors and actresses of movies and television shed their celebrity status and made their voices be heard. Among the estimated over three million people who marched to uphold and protect equal rights. Here are the people who joined the Women’s March on Washington and all over the world.

Superheroes Off-Screen

Joining the Women’s March crowd last weekend are actors and actresses who are not only superheroes on-screen. Scarlett Johansson or Black Widow of the Avengers led the charge in Washington D.C. on Saturday. The actress also spoke on-stage to talk about how Planned Parenthood helped her as a teen. Fellow Marvel hero, Mark Ruffalo, meanwhile walked the street carrying a witty sign board. The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cast including Clark Gregg were also present.

Marvel TV-verse’s Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter, also made her voice heard. Deborah Ann Woll of Marvel’s Daredevil was there wearing a pink hat. Rosario Dawson stood with the millions of men and women around the world to protest against the newly-elected president.

On the side of DC Comics, Supergirl herself, Melissa Benoist, flew to the state capital to join the Women’s March rally. She carried a sign that said, “Hey Donald, Don’t try to grab my pussy – it’s made of steel.” The cast of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow also teamed up to fight for equality last weekend.

Sir Ian McKellen aka Magneto/Gandalf also joined the sister march in London. The 77-year-old even borrowed a sign that features his dear friend, Patrick Stewart, as Captain Picard to voice his dissent. See his photo below.

The Movie and Television Stars Unite for Women’s March

Movie stars also braved the streets to stand with and for their brothers and sisters. Charlize Theron of Mad Max was snapped holding hands with fellow Women’s March protesters. Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal also posed for a selfie in Washington D.C. UN Goodwill Ambassador and feminist, Emma Watson, joined the rally in the U.S. Also spotted were Julia Roberts, Kristen Stewart, Ashley Judd, Jessica Chastain and others.

Representing the television side of Hollywood are Lena Dunham (Girls) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) who wore knitted bonnets. Poehler’s former co-star, Nick Offerman, also sported a pink knitted pussy hat that became the unofficial uniform of the resistance. Gina Rodriguez of Jane The Virgin walked with her squad.

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Photo Source: Twitter/Nick Offerman

About the author

Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.