6 Best Quotes From the Red Carpet at THR's Women in Entertainment Event

5:25 PM 12/6/2017

by Bryn Elise Sandberg and Chris Gardner

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with stars and top executives on the red carpet outside Milk Studios in Los Angeles to celebrate THR's Power 100 at the 25th annual THR Women in Entertainment breakfast, presented by Lifetime.

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  • Jennifer Lawrence

    On being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for her Hollywood Reporter cover story: "I went to her house which was just insane. I left crying. I called my parents. It was life changing."

  • Sarah Silverman

    On the impact of Hollywood's harassment conversation: "I was on tour with a bunch of comics at a time when I was going, 'Ugh, I never had kids.' I was kind of confused about the whole thing. And he goes, 'Sarah, you should do it. It’s fun; it’s easy. You’d be a great mom.' And I just thought, 'Who’s watching your 2-year-old right now for the next 8 weeks while we’re on tour, you asshole,' who I love and who is my friend. But it’s just about mindfulness, which sounds like a corny thing but it’s just literally that. It’s about being aware of other people’s situations that aren’t the same as yours."

  • Glenn Close

    On the sexual harassment conversation in Hollywood: "I think it's in the DNA of men to look over women as sexual objects. I think the wonderful thing about what's happening is that it won't be acceptable behavior anymore."

  • Yara Shahidi

    On interviewing Hillary Clinton at the Teen Vogue Summit: "It was amazing and surreal to see how much they trusted me with such an opportunity because no one saw my questions beforehand. Literally no one. No one on her team, no one on Teen Vogue. All they knew is I had questions, and they didn’t even know how many I had. So to just have that kind of trust and be able to represent my generation, and aside from what’s happening in the world, have a fairly nonpartisan conversation about what my generation needs to do to make their passion into policy."

  • Chrissy Metz

    On her favorite J.Law film: "Oh my gosh — Silver Linings [Playbook] was so great. She played a character that I don't think we had seen from her. It was sort of effortless. She was funny and complex. I really enjoyed that performance."

  • Niecy Nash

    On the power of attending THR's Women in Entertainment breakfast: "When you come inside this event and everyone gets up to speak and tell their stories, it feels like church."