35 Celebrities Who Participated in the Women’s March 2018
The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated last year, hundreds of thousands of women from all over the country (and the world!) showed up to the Women’s March to protest his brand-new presidency. Though this year’s big event is on Sunday in Las Vegas, cities around the US still saw large crowds turn out to march against sexism and racism on Saturday. According to InStyle, the rally that kicked off the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles featured Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, and Allison Janney. Other celebs who showed up to march in LA include Mila Kunis, Elizabeth Banks, and Eva Longoria.
Of course, there were a higher concentration of celebrities in their hometown of LA than some other cities, but New York City also saw some familiar famous faces, as did Park City, Utah, and Atlanta, Georgia, where Alyssa Milano marched.
This year’s marches come during a time when many stars have been exceptionally vocal about sexual misconduct and equal pay in their industry. The resurgence of #MeToo opened the floodgates for women in Hollywood to share stories of sexual harassment, and later, several hundred women in Hollywood created TIME’S UP in support of low-income women who are victims.
Here’s a look at photos shared by some of the celebrities who marched for equality today.
1. Eva Longoria: Superstar actress Longoria came out to March in Los Angeles. She spoke out about sexual abuse against women recently at the Golden Globes, and continued her support of women this weekend.
2. Amber Tamblyn: Tamblyn, who has been a driving force behind the #TimesUp movement, marched in New York with a huge group of people sporting Time’s Up shirts.
3. Amy Schumer: Schumer was one of the people marching with Tamblyn. Broadway vet Laura Benanti (Schumer’s costar in Meteor Shower) joined them along the way, too.
4. Piper Perabo: Actress Perabo posted photos from the NYC march in Columbus Circle. Thousands of marchers had already gathered in New York by the time Perabo shared her Twitter pic.
5. Patricia Arquette: Actress and activist Arquette also made an appearance at the NYC march.
6. Alyssa Milano: Milano, who has been an outspoken advocate against sexual assault and gender inequality during the resurgence of #MeToo, spoke at the march in Atlanta, Georgia. Milano also snapped a photo with Stacey Abrams, a candidate for governor in Georgia.
7. Elizabeth Banks: Banks announced that she’d be marching in Los Angeles.
8. Chloe Grace Moretz: Moretz joined the rally in snowy Park City, Utah.
9. Cyndi Lauper: Singer Lauper posted multiple signs from the NYC march.
10. Jamie Chung: Actress Chung joined the march in LA.
11. Krysten Ritter: Ritter wore a “GRL POWER” sweatshirt to join the march.
12. Kathryn Hahn: Hahn was photographed at the march in Park City, Utah.
13. Maria Bello: Bello got emotional as she listened to speakers at the Park City event.
14. Rachel Bilson: Bilson shared photos from the march in LA, where she walked on behalf of her daughter, Briar Rose.
15. Rose McGowan: McGowan, who has been a leading voice against sexual misconduct (and especially against Harvey Weinstein), thanked the Women’s March founders for giving women a safe space.
16. Viola Davis: Davis addressed the crowd (of more than 500,000 people!) in LA.
17. Drew Barrymore: Barrymore marched for her daughters, Olive and Frankie.
18. Bethany Joy Lenz: Lenz adorned herself with buttons before marching in LA.
19. Felicity Huffman: Huffman posed with Eva Longoria at the LA march.
20. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis: Kutcher posted a selfie with wife Kunis from the march in LA.
21. Adele, Jennifer Lawrence, and Cameron Diaz: Adele posted this selfie from the march, writing, “The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I hope I’m not only defined by my gender though. I hope I’m defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what’s best for people, I think we all do. We just can’t agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people.”
22. Constance Wu: The Fresh Off the Boat actress spoke at the march in LA.
23. Olivia Wilde: Wilde spoke to the crowd in LA, calling for women to “reach across cultural divides and recognize our power as an undivided force.” She also shouted out Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, and DeJuana Thompson, who spearheaded the #WokeVote movement in Alabama.
24. Ilana Glazer: The Broad City star marched in LA.
25. Natalie Portman: Portman gave a moving speech in LA.
26. Olivia Munn: Munn also addressed the crowd in LA.
27. Sophia Bush: Bush captioned this photo (one of many she posted from the march), “To showing up, standing up, and speaking up.”
28. Connie Britton: “Holding hearts over LA! And talking about upstanders…those who stand up and do something when they see injustice. Today’s Women’s Marches around the country were filled with upstanders. And when you put a bunch of upstanders together…that’s a movement! Especially when it’s HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM! And we’re going to upstand all the way to the voting booth!”
29. Halsey: Halsey read a poem at the march in NY.
30. Lupita Nyong’o: Nyong’o wore her #TimesUp shirt to the LA march, where she met up with some of her fellow celebs, including Jurnee Smollett, Alfre Woodard, and Mo’Nique.
31. Allison Janney: The Mom star joined the march in LA.
32. Mira Sorvino: Sorvino filmed Melissa Etheridge’s performance at the LA march.
33. Padma Lakshmi: The Top Chef host said the energy was “amazing” at the NYC march.
34. Christine Lahti: The actress-activist posed with Allison Janney at the event.
35. Haim: The ladies of Haim marched in LA.
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