Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington to speak at DNC before Obama takes the stage.
Scarlett Johansson is among the celebrities to make an appearance at the Democrat National Convention. The Republican National Convention had their share of celebrity speeches, namely the Clint Eastwood “invisible chair” speech, and the Democrat National Convention will too. It is rumored that Johansson will be accompanied by Kerry Washington at the convention as well. According to CNN, the celebrities are scheduled to take the stage on Thursday after a performance by the Foo Fighters and right before President Barrack Obama accepts the Democratic presidential nomination. It was speculated that Natalie Portman was to appear as well but her rep has since denied these rumors.
No doubt the night is going to be full of flair what with the Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington speaking, the Foo Fighters concert and the president himself taking the stage (sounds a little like a Hollywood awards show, doesn’t it?). The two outspoken supporters of Obama have not confirmed what they are planning to say, but have vocalized their support of Obama since he first ran for presidency in 2008. Entertainment Weekly reported that Natalie Portman has also been an outspoken Obama fan and spoke at the Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit in Las Vegas last February. Scarlett Johansson held an Obama fundraiser with Vogue Editor Anna Wintour last February and Kerry Washington also wrote an opinion article in favor of Obama for the upcoming election.
Wednesday displayed some of the flair-to-come at the Democrat National Convention as 16-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
Move out of the way grey haired, balding old men, political conventions are not just for politicians anymore.