Sir Ian showed his support for women’s rights with the help of good friend Sir Patrick Stewart.
This weekend saw plenty of famous faces, including movie stars, take to the streets with the public for the Women’s March. Brie Larson, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore, and Jessica Chastain were some of Hollywood’s prominent names taking part, but it was the support of everyone, both men and women, coming together that unified people against the Donald Trump presidency and what he stands for.
Cue Sir Ian McKellen’s presence with arguably one of the funniest signs featuring his good friend Sir Patrick Stewart in his Captain Picard face-palm meme.
The Women’s March in London was the longest I have been on. See the rest of my message attached. pic.twitter.com/q7QC4Jvg0S
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) January 22, 2017
Marches took place all over the world, with McKellen joining the crowds round central London.
Sibling actors Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal were out in force to show their support in the US.
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) January 21, 2017
Former ‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson was also part of the marches, and is a known activist and representative for women’s right, with her position as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.
Oscar-winner Brie Larson was making her feelings known in Washington too.
But while there were plenty of talking points regarding the impressive public turnout and array of witty and politically charged banners and signs displayed by protesters, we particularly enjoyed Sir Ian’s efforts to include the Picard meme while he voiced his support for women’s and LGBT rights.