Tony Goldwyn isn’t the President, but he plays one on TV. And the ‘Scandal’ stud sounded very presidential at the DNC on July 26. As he introduced the Mothers of the Movement, Tony said Hillary Clinton ‘change the world’ by reforming the justice system, saving innocents from being wrongly incarcerated.
Someone better call Shonda Rhimes, 46, and Kerry Washington, 39, because Fitz has gone AWOL, ditching D.C. to speak in Philly! Tony Goldwyn, 56, better known as President Fitzgerald Grant III to Shondaland stans, decided to endorse a real candidate at the Democratic National Convention.
While about his work with the Innocence Project, be brought up how Hillary Clinton has spoken highly about Nelson Mandela and how he chose to embrace his former jailers. “He didn’t want to be imprisoned twice,” Tony said, “once by steel and concrete, once by hate and bitterness.”
Speaking of which, Tony introduced the Mothers of the Movement, those women whose sons and daughters were killed by gun violence and excessive police force. “I am proud tonight to introduce a group of women who have turned their pain into power and their outrage into action. They understand that we much reach out to each other because of our diversity.”
Tony said that Hillary claims that “we can’t hide from the hard truths” and she will help America “name them, own them and then change them.” Preach! He ended his speech saying that Hillary Clinton and Mothers of the Movement prove that “one life at a time, one mother at a time, we can change the world.”
— Didinne (@1979_Denise) July 27, 2016
A fictional Republican endorsing a real-life Democrat! Talk about bipartisanship. However, Tony’s support of Hillary is no scandal, as he’s been proudly standing with her for a while. When she named Tim Kaine, 58, as her vice president pick, Tony tweeted his congratulations. “Such a great guy. Will be a great VP. #ClintonKaine.”
The second night of the DNC was star-studded, as Elizabeth Banks, 42, was named the night’s host. Along with the Pitch Perfect star, Lena Dunham, 30, and America Ferrera, 32, were scheduled to speak. While the Republican National Convention got Scott Baio, 55, the DNC got Oscar-magnet and Hollywood legend, Meryl Streep, 67, to introduce a film! Plus, Alicia Keys is set to close out night 2. With so many stars just on night 2, who is going to show up for the rest of the convention?
What do you think about Tony’s appearance at the DNC, HollywoodLifers? Hopefully Shonda’s okay with it – it would be a shame if Fitz gets killed off in the next season of Scandal, right?