Actress Jodie Foster spoke to protesters rallying against the proposed Trump travel ban in Beverly Hills on Friday.

In lieu of its annual Academy Awards party, the United Talent Agency said earlier this month that it would hold a rally to pro-immigration rally instead.

Foster told protesters gathered outside the UTA that she is not “very comfortable using my public face for activism” but that “this year is a very different year, and it’s time to show up. It’s time to engage.”

Foster said assaults on free expression and civil liberties were the start of an attack on democracy.

“The White House is our house. It’s the people’s house,” she added.

Other stars like Michael J. Fox and Keegan-Michael Key also spoke at the UTA rally. Additionally, UTA said it would donate $250,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union and the International Rescue Committee, and has set up a Crowdrise campaign accepting further donations.


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