Really, Oprah Winfrey in 2020?
That opinion is SO a few days ago.
On the heels of her powerful speech at the Critics Choice Awards in Santa Monica on Thursday night, we’re pretty sure the public has now moved on to another candidate…
The Wonder Woman star was honored with the #SeeHer prize at the event for “pushing boundaries” and “changing stereotypes” while portraying a character on the big screen.
She was introduced by her Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and then blew all viewers away by talking about the parallels between the world of her superhero character and the role of an actor.
“As artists, and as filmmakers, I believe it’s not only our job to entertain, but our duty to inspire and educate for love and respect,” she said.
And then she continued, picking up momentum:
“In the past weeks and months, we’ve been witnessing a movement in our industry and society, and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right:
“Standing for those who can’t stand or speak for themselves.
“My promise and commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced, and we will continue to band together to make strides, uniting for equality.”
Gadot has been very outspoken when it comes to the #MeToo movement.
She reportedly refused to film Wonder Woman 2 until Brett Ratner was removed from the project, following accusations of misconduct against the producer.
“Although this is progress, there is still a long way to go,” Gadot also said yesterday, vowing she “will never be silenced” and concluding:
“We will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality.”
This speech came during the same week that Oprah also went viral for earning many standing ovations during her time on stage at the Golden Globes Awards.
Relive her stirring words here…
Oprah Winfrey Delivers the Golden Globes Speech Everyone is Talking About
… watch Gadot’s full speech below…
… and then join us in wondering:
Oprah/Gadot in 2020?!?