On Friday evening (January 5), the 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress was a visitor choose on the season 16 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race and through her look, she shared an impassioned speech with the contestants.
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“Given the local weather in our nation proper now, there’s lots of vitality being put towards your group not current. I really consider that each one of that’s coming from a spot of concern,” Charlize stated in the course of the episode. “The great thing about what your group brings and the reality of who you’re and characterize will come out. Don’t quit.”
Then whereas showing on the Drag Race after-show Untucked, Charlize talked about educating her two daughters – Jackson, 11, and August, 7 – about acceptance.
“I need them to develop up in a world the place they know what it means to simply accept what’s not you, what’s totally different and love that, to not be petrified of that, and to embrace it, and that’s my job as a mother,” Charlize shared.
“I really feel like we’re residing in a day and age the place our phrases can so simply be weaponized in opposition to us,” she continued. “I fear about us as folks and what we will do to one another, and the way highly effective it’s whenever you love and the way highly effective it’s whenever you hate. One destroys and one builds.”
Final yr, Charlize and her daughters appeared on the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon, which raised greater than $500,000 for LGBTQ+ causes and drag queens.
“It’s extremely affirming, as an artist, when our allies share the message of affection that we carry once we do that.” 💬 Drag performers and the LGBTQ+ group are dealing with threats to their rights throughout the nation. Study extra at https://t.co/a2mwfUc3h8 pic.twitter.com/cI4MSgB0Bv
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) January 6, 2024