In The Know

A-listers team up for Trump-era ‘I Will Survive’ video

A bevy of Oscars front-runners — including Emma Stone, Matthew McConaughey, Natalie Portman, Taraji P. Henson, Amy Adams and Chris Pine — has a message ahead of next week’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump: “I Will Survive.”
 
The group of A-listers all appear in a video produced by W magazine singing the 1979 Gloria Gaynor hit.
 
In a story accompanying the celeb-filled tune, the magazine writes, “While the song has long been interpreted through a socially conscious lens, it’s the kind of anthem we need now more than ever with the inauguration bearing down on us. With an impending Donald Trump presidency, I will survive.”
 
{mosads}None of the stars mentions Trump in the music video released Wednesday.
 
But the “dramatic interpretation,” W mag writes, “is just the antidote for a still-grieving Hollywood, many members of which were outspoken Hillary Clinton supporters over the past year — and a few of whom have found themselves on the unfriendly end of Donald Trump’s Twitter account.”
 
The Oscar hopefuls are just the latest entertainers to get political.
 
Meryl Streep made headlines around the world when she delivered an impassioned speech criticizing Trump while accepting the Cecil B. Demille Award at last week’s Golden Globes. 
 
“When the powerful use their position to bully others,” she said of the president-elect, “we all lose.”
 
In an interview published last week in Vanity Fair magazine, Madonna lamented what she described as “how quiet everybody is” in her industry when it comes to politics. 
 
“I mean, nobody in the entertainment business except for maybe a handful of people ever speak out about what’s going on. Nobody takes a political stance or expresses an opinion.”
 
But last month, actor Mark Wahlberg encouraged fellow performers to keep their mouths shut about political issues. 
 
The “Deepwater Horizon“ star told Task & Purpose of stars who get political, “They did, do, and shouldn’t.” He added, “A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble.”
Tags Donald Trump Hillary Clinton

The Hill has removed its comment section, as there are many other forums for readers to participate in the conversation. We invite you to join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video