Outlander star Caitriona Balfe continues to support Time’s Up movement at the BAFTAs

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It was BAFTA weekend and Outlander actress Caitriona Balfe continued to show her support for the women harassed in Hollywood and more.

Caitriona Balfe continues to show her support for the women involved in the #MeToo campaign that took off at the end of 2017. As part of the current Time’s Up movement, women are dressing in black at the awards shows, and this week’s BAFTAs was no different. The Outlander actress was one among many others showing support through wearing a black dress.

She wasn’t the only one. Lady Bird actress Saoirise Ronan, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence and many more took to the red carpet in black to make it clear that enough is enough.

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Balfe has shown her support for the #MeToo movement from the very beginning. As soon as the Time’s Up campaign started, she retweeted her support and encouraged her followers and fellow cast members to do the same. From the very beginning, she has continued to wear black at every event, including the Golden Globes and the IFTAs, where she one Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in Outlander.

In January, Balfe commented on how the acting community isn’t always known for solidarity, but she’s been impressed with everyone banding together on this point. It definitely is a time for change. Because she’d been in Europe to film Outlander, the actress didn’t even know about the idea to wear black. Eva Longoria called her to let her know about the movement.

That momentum continued with the IFTAs and BAFTAs. Balfe admitted that she wasn’t sure if others would continue the movement, but she wanted to be one of them just in case.

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Balfe has also explained that she’s very lucky never to have experienced sexual harassment. However, she knows that it does happen and wants it to stop for all. This is why she’s so passionate about getting involved in the movement.

Outlander Season 4 is still filming and will premiere sometime in fall 2018.