Vancouver’s Jericho Beach played host to some familiar faces this weekend as Jane Fonda and Rachel McAdams came out to support Greenpeace’s “Toast the Coast” rally. The actresses joined hundreds of protesters in supporting First Nations communities fighting to protect British Columbia’s coast from oil tankers.
Jane is no stranger to political activism. In the 1970s she strongly opposed the Vietnam War and was an outspoken civil rights activist. Her appearance at a 1970 protest in Seattle landed her in handcuffs, a repercussion that still doesn’t seem to faze the actress. “I hope I get arrested,” Jane told the Canadian Press during Saturday’s (June 13) event, adding, “I have a hit TV show now, so if I get arrested it’ll bring even more attention to the issue.”
The Grace and Frankie leading lady also revealed that she plans to dedicate the rest of her days to stopping global warming. "Committing the rest of my life is no big deal, I don't have that much left," the 77-year-old actress told reporters. “But my grandchildren have a lot left and I want them to be able to feel proud of me, to feel that ... I did every single possible thing I could do to make their world a livable world."
Like Jane, Rachel McAdams is a devout environmentalist. She reportedly renovated her Toronto home into an eco-friendly, solar-powered oasis and opts to ride her bicycle around the city instead of driving. Wearing a “Toast the Coast" t-shirt, the True Detectivestar happily posed for pictures with fellow protesters and watched intently as rally organizers took to the stage to spread their message.