Emma Watson praised actor Douglas Booth for a speech he gave on Wednesday for UN Women, the UN entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Watson told Booth on Twitter that she’s “very proud” to call him her friend.
I just watched the full video of your speech.What an amazing public speaker you are.I am so very proud to call you my friend. @DouglasBooth
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) October 8, 2015
The feeling is mutual 🙂 x https://t.co/PSmmkDbtnu
— Douglas Booth (@DouglasBooth) October 8, 2015
The speech was part of the HeForShe GetFree University Tour at the London School of Economics. Booth urged students to get involved with HeForShe movement and “take action toward gender equality.”
You can watch the key remarks here:
Today I spoke about some issues very close to my heart during my #HeForShe speech for UN Women at The London School of Economics. It was my first time speaking in public that way and I hope that, despite my nerves, my message was clear. Engaging men EVERYWHERE is vital to help end gender-based atrocities in areas of conflict – and also to ensure equality for everyone; wherever they land on the gender spectrum. *Video of my speech going up on my Twitter & Facebook tomorrow*
Emma Watson recently made headlines for speaking up about sexism in Hollywood. She also talked about how men can be feminists and how women are “just as guilty of discriminating against women.”
Watson has also worked with the UN on the issue of gender equality.