Variety’s Power Of Women night. And before the show even opened, Variety’s On the Red presentation, powered by DIRECTV, went live to the masses with interviews, celebrity run-ins and more.
Conversations ranged from the importance of a woman’s right to choose — whether it was how they dress or the private medical decisions they make with their doctors — to Marvel fandom and “Stranger Things.” Here are a few of the highlights from the red carpet show.
During their Power of Women Red Carpet interview, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton talked about the philosophy behind creating “Gutsy,” laying out inspirational models for women across multiple professions and fields. “Whether you’re older or younger, hopefully you resonate with the stories, and hopefully you see yourself in the women and hopefully that then helps you find the gutsiness in your own life,” Chelsea remarked.
They also touched on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, with Hillary remarking that it was a “direct assault on women’s health, lives and rights, and the power of any woman to make the decisions that are right for her.” “It’s not just about abortion,” Chelsea continued. “We know that there are Republicans who also want to go after birth control, equal marriage rights, the fundamental right to privacy.” They ended their interview imploring that citizens vote in upcoming elections, with the hope that the nation does not continue going backwards. Quinta Brunson on Oprah Winfrey Shipping Janine & Gregory “Abbott Elementary” creator, Emmy winner and Variety cover star Quinta Brunson discussed her recent retweet from Oprah.Read more on variety.com