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“I am one of those women, so, you know, I don’t want to go into detail about that, and I haven’t. But I am, and I stand with those women. I champion them,” Blige said Tuesday at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards.
Blige, who earned a Globe nomination for her supporting role in “Mudbound,” said the Time’s Up campaign and the wear-black protest are important “because there are so many women that don’t get a chance to speak in other industries that are not the film industry, the music industry. We need to stand up for them so they can get a chance to speak.”
Janney isn’t sure what dress she’ll wear, but she’s certain it will be black.
“I think that will be powerful,” she said. “I will be in a black dress and be proud to be standing there with the other actresses.”
Janney, a supporting actress nominee for “I, Tonya,” also stands with Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Jennifer Aniston, and hundreds of other Hollywood women who formed the Time’s Up coalition. They launched Monday with an open letter vowing support for women in the entertainment business and beyond—from janitors to healthcare workers.
The organization, which dovetails with the Me Too movement, will include a legal defense fund and will advocate for legislation combating workplace harassment.
Dozens of men have faced harassment and assault allegations in recent months, including Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, and Kevin Spacey.
“I’m bringing one of my best friends with me and she’ll be wearing black also,” said Ronan, a lead actress and Globe nominee for “Lady Bird.” ”The relationships between women are so strong when you have them and it’s about time that we get to experience that in our industry, too, you know?”
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