Jane Fonda received the Stanley Kubrick Award for her work in films at the BAFTA’s. However, the actress was unable to attend the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton because of her arrest.
The 81-year-old actress gave her acceptance speech in handcuffs after getting arrested during a climate change protest.
In a video posted on Twitter, the Grace and Frankie star thanked BAFTA while being escorted by the police. She said, “BAFTA, thank you! Thank you for the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.”
The handcuffed actress added, “Thank you! I’m sorry I’m not there! I’m very honored!”
— BAFTA Los Angeles (@BAFTALA) October 26, 2019
Furthermore, during the award ceremony the host played a message from Jane Fonda for the crowd. In the message, she said, “I’m so honored. I can’t even believe it. I’m so grateful. It’s thrilling and I’m sorry I’m not there, but as you may have heard, I’ve been getting arrested.”
“I decided I need to do more about climate change,” Fonda was heard saying. “And so I moved to DC for four months, trying to heighten the sense of urgency that there needs to be.”
This marks the third arrest for Jane Fonda in three weeks. Previously, she was arrested for protesting with Oil Change International, which is a group advocating for clean energy. 16 other people were also arrested for crowding, obstructing or incommoding.
Fonda is known for her activism and has been involved with many activist groups. She has been involved with the activism against the Dakota Access Pipeline construction, has supported the Black Panthers and was famously against the Vietnam War.
The Klute actress has revealed that she plans to get arrested every Friday to demand climate change action.
We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.