Rosario Dawson wants to “celebrate” those who have spoken out about sexual misconduct at the Golden Globe awards.
The 38-year-old actress is one of a host of stars who will join the Time’s Up campaign in wearing black to the ceremony on Sunday (01.07.18) evening and thinks its a message of solidarity that even people who are not attending the glitzy event can support.
In a video posted to Instagram, she said: “We wear black to symbolize solidarity.
“That the death knell has struck on abusive power, and that it’s time to celebrate each other — not just the nominees on our film and television screens but our storytellers who have bravely come forward and courageously shared their stories which have liberated so many of us.”
She went on to thank the likes of Rose McGowan, Olivia Munn, Salma Hayek, Ashley Judd, Gabrielle Union, Ellen Page, Terry Crews, and Anthony Rapp, for speaking out about their alleged ordeals.
She added: “Please join us in blacking out Sunday.”
‘Big Little Lies’ star Reese Witherspoon then retweeted the video and wrote: “Love everything @rosariodawson just said … thank you to all the brave people women & men who have come forward with your stories.(sic)”
A host of actresses have confirmed they will be taking part in the Time’s Up red carpet protest, including Gal Gadot, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Longoria, Emma Stone and Allison Janney, but it has been claimed stylists have struggled to find enough black gowns to cope with the demand.
One stylist told the Hollywood Reporter: “We are all fighting for the same black dresses.”
Andre Walker, Oprah Winfrey’s long-term hairdresser, admitted it will be “incredibly stressful” for other members of the A-list’s glam squads.
He told The Telegraph: “It’s incredibly stressful. If you plan a certain look for a while, your head is in a certain direction and all of a sudden you have to stop and be creative. It’s a lot of pressure.
“If you’re wearing a black dress that’s fairly simple, so you can play with your hair. Braids are not gone, so I think we will see plenty of them, and perhaps more intricate up-styles.”