As the women of Hollywood take over yet another Award Season red carpet, Ashley Judd and Brie Larson are urging women to share their personal “Time’s Up” stories ahead of film’s biggest night of the year.
Hours before the 90th Annual Academy Awards red carpet kicked off, Judd – one of the movement’s pioneering figures – called on her fellow actresses to share their connection with the movement. “For me, @TIMESUPNOW means COMMUNITY,” Judd wrote. “Join me today by posting colourful, spirited pictures with your #TIMESUP sisters & explain what #TIMESUP means to YOU in the caption.”
Larson echoed Judd’s call for action by retweeting the message on Sunday afternoon.
Judd posed on the red carpet Sunday night in a fuchsia strapless gown by Badgley Mischka, walking alongside fellow ‘Time’s Up” supporter Mira Sorvino as a show of ongoing solidarity for the movement. “At the beginning I didn’t know if I’d have a career the next day. I thought I’d be blacklisted for speaking out. But instead we’re going to change this, for every woman,” Sorvino told reporters on the Oscars red carpet. “It’s a thrilling time. Being yourself and being truthful is the best thing you can do.”
Hollywood’s biggest female stars are expected to wear an “array of colours” to represent women from around the world.
Judd’s call comes as Awards Season mainstay and E! reporter Ryan Seacrest battles sexual harassment allegations while facing-off with the movement’s most vocal figures on the biggest red carpet of the year.
#MeToo founder Tarana Burke has called on the network to drop Seacrest from Sunday’s night’s roster of correspondents after his former stylist, Suzie Hardy, went public with accusations of sexual assault.
“It’s about there being an accusation that’s alive, and until they sort it out, it’s really on E! News and shouldn’t be on us,” she told Variety. “It will let us know where they stand in terms of how respectful E! News is of this issue – and of women.”
Hardy accused Seacrest of groping and molesting her and reportedly lost her job at E! after reporting the sexual misconduct to the HR department. Seacrest has denied the accusations and responded with a guest column published in Variety, titled “What Happened After I Was Wrongly Accused of Harassment.”
According to CBS News, the ‘Time’s Up’ movement will receive official recognition from the Academy during Sunday evening’s telecast.