Once co-stars, always co-stars. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis put on a great exhibition of women supporting women at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 21. The pair originally starred in the 1991 film “Thelma & Louise,” but clearly, their bond hasn’t diminished over the years. Sarandon and Davis walked the SAG Awards red carpet together, and couldn’t have looked more fierce if they tried!
Women supporting each other is more topical now than ever before, so it was about time for a “Thelma & Louise” reunion. The movie is about two women who go on a road trip, which takes turn for the worst when a man attempts to rape Thelma. Louise winds up killing the assailant and the “fun road trip” turns into more of an escape from the law.
Given the recent “Time’s Up” movement, where women in Hollywood have been speaking out against sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry, it seemed appropriate to have the “Thelma & Louise” stars on the red carpet, standing arm in arm.
Of course, this wasn’t the only celebrity reunion that took place on the big awards night. Sarandon also got to see “Lady Bird” star Saoirse Ronan. The two starred together in 2009’s “The Lovely Bones.” And “Stranger Things” actress Winona Ryder also got to congratulate her former “Dracula” co-star Gary Oldman on his Best Actor win for “Darkest Hour.”
Not only was this a great time for powerful Hollywood figures to reconnect, it was also a chance to see some of your favorite casts all together again. The “This Is Us” cast gathered onstage to accept a well-deserved award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series. Given that a major theme of the show is inclusion, this couldn’t have seemed more appropriate.
It’s great to see actors and actresses supporting their co-workers through red carpet appearances, award ceremonies and most importantly — standing up for one another. So, bravo to Sarandon and Davis for making a statement on the red carpet and all those working to end unequal and unfair treatment, not only in the entertainment sector but across all industries. We applaud you!