Guess who took a detour from the glitz and glam of the Sundance Film Festival? None other than the fabulous Melissa Barrera, who decided to spice up her Utah escapade by hitting the frontlines of a pro-Palestine rally on Sunday!
Now, you might be wondering, “Isn’t she supposed to be sipping mimosas at fancy brunches and discussing her latest masterpiece, Your Monster?” Well, move over brunch, because Melissa had other plans. Armed with a poster that shouted “In Our Lifetime” and “Free Palestine,” she dove headfirst into the protest scene.
Picture this: a glamorous actress, fresh from her movie premiere, showcasing her multitasking skills at the SAGindie Actors Only Brunch and then seamlessly transitioning into a protestor with a message. Talk about a versatile resume!
But hold your interviews, because Melissa was on a no-talk mission during the rally. However, she graciously allowed people to capture her epic protest moments on video. Who needs interviews when you can make a statement with a poster, am I right?
During the rally, our heroine Melissa joined the chanting brigade, belting out the empowering anthem: “In our thousands, in our millions, we are all Palestinians!” Move over Oscar-worthy performances; we’ve got some rally-chanting skills that deserve their own category.
Now, here’s the plot twist: Melissa’s vocal support for Palestine cost her a role in the upcoming blockbuster Scream 7. But fear not, horror fans, because Melissa is embracing her firing like a badge of honor. At the Your Monster premiere, she spilled the tea, revealing that she’s had a “big awakening” and is on the path to becoming the person she’s destined to be.
“Honestly, I think I finally am becoming who I’m supposed to be in life, and the last few months have been a big awakening of that,” she shared with AP. “I’m just so grateful for everything that’s happened.” Who knew getting fired could be so liberating? Move over, Scream 7, because Melissa is the scream queen of her own destiny!
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) January 21, 2024