A who’s-who list of A-list celebs flocked to support Hillary Clinton at night 2 of the Democratic National Convention including Elizabeth Banks, Debra Messing, Meryl Streep, Alicia Keys, and America Ferrera to name just a few.
The evening’s host, Elizabeth Banks, took to the stage amid the soaring chorus of Queen’s “We Are the Champions,” seemingly bumbling her way around in the same cone of light that enveloped Trump at last week’s Republican National Convention in a beautiful send-up of what was an utterly bizarre Trumpian moment.
“You know I don’t usually say this about Donald Trump, but that was over the top. I just confirmed it now,” Banks joked. “The Trump campaign is so hard up for money, I bought that fog machine on eBay for 30 bucks. I don’t feel good about it.”
But she definitely felt good about continuing to rib Trump, adding, “I’m Elizabeth Banks. Some of you know me from The Hunger Games in which I play Effie Trinket, a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Ah, hey, that’s my act!’”
A-List Celebs Support Clinton at DNC
But then the actress got serious, discussing the importance of the next election and what it means for the country. Banks shared the struggles of her father, a Vietnam veteran who became a factory worker, and her mother, who worked at a library and a local bank, as the two strived to provide for their family.
Scandal star Tony Goldwyn strode to the podium to share more about his work with the Innocence Project, and how he strives to fight for the wrongfully convicted and their desire to spare others from the suffering they experienced.