Amid protests nationwide over President Trump's immigration ban, stars reacted to the news Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
When supporting actor nominee Dev Patel first learned of the temporary ban — which prohibits citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA for at least the next 90 days — "I thought I had walked into a nightmare," he told USA TODAY on the red carpet. "Of course, the first thought in my head was women and children turning up to these shores with so much hope in their eyes being turned away. I can't imagine the pain they must be going through and for those families that are being separated, that voice of negativity and divisiveness at times like this. It's terrifying.
"What gives me hope is all the people out there, those courageous human beings in the streets, in the airports, trying to spread positivity at least," the Lion star added.
James Marsden stayed focused on the awards as he talked to USA TODAY prior to the show. "(The ban is) on everybody's mind," said Marsden, who is nominated for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for HBO's Westworld. "There's unrest and it's all very new and happening very fast."
The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg and his wife, Jocelyn Towne, made a political style statement with a sign reading, "Refugees welcome" and "Let them in" written on Towne's chest.Read More...
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