Natalie Portman calls out Trump during moving speech at L.A. Women's March: 'You just started the revolution'
Natalie Portman is speaking up for herself -- and her unborn child.
The pregnant star took the stage at the Women's March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to deliver a moving speech about equality, thanking President Donald Trump "from the bottom of both hearts beating inside my miraculous female body" for starting "the revolution."
"We need to take inspiration from nature, and remember that we hold the mystery of life, and the seed of every possibility within our bodies," Portman said. "We need to demand freedom from fear over our bodies and control over our own bodies."
"In order to effectively do so, we must seek leadership positions, and support other women who do the same. Until we make it normal to have at least half, if not more, of our leaders be female, we will be serving, and with our taxes financing, a government that believes it's within their domain to make decisions for our future," she continued.
"Thank you all for being here, and for showing our power to the world, and thank you to the wonderful men, who show us that women also have many champions and compadres. Now, from the bottom of both hearts beating inside my miraculous female body, I want to thank our new president. You just started the revolution," she concluded her speech, powerfully raising her microphone in the air.
Judging by the crowd's cheers, Portman's words had quite an impact, including on Kerry Washington, who also gave a speech at the L.A. demonstration.
"I want to thank every single one of you for being here today from the bottom of my heart, because I promise you, that in these days to come, I will be closing my eyes and remembering this view to remind myself that I am not alone, that we are not alone, that we come together," the mother of two shouted, encouraging protesters to join hands.
"Raise your hands, hold them up in the air one more time, feel what it feels like to hold the hand of a stranger, feels what it feels like to be in unity with the people next to you. Feel what it feels like to be connected and unified and strong and say 'I matter! We matter! We are the people!'" she concluded.