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Regina King has spoken! After accepting her first-ever Golden Globe award last night for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk,” instead of talking about herself, she took the time to express how she plans on making a stand in Hollywood.
After thanking her team, and all who believed in and supported her, she vowed to push for gender equality in Hollywood: “I just want to say that I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years everything that I produce I am making a vow – and it’s going to be tough – to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 percent women.” Watch her whole speech below:
The actress went on to dare us all to make the changes that we want to see: “And I just challenge anyone out there – anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries – I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
“So often, everyone out there that hear us on a red carpet and they say celebrities are using the time to talk about ourselves when we are on our soapbox and using a moment to talk about the systemic things that are going on in life, time’s up times two,” she said. Even her date, her son Ian Alexander, Jr. had something to say about the movement: “Time’s up. Just for women having equality and safety in the workplace, and all individuals. So, that’s really important to me, especially having a powerful woman…they rule the world.”
Just last year, at the 49th NAACP Image AwardsKerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Angela Robinson spoke about the importance of the movement as it relates to black women. Watch below:
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