Patricia Arquette used her moment in the spotlight at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday to thank Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the Department of Justice’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible links to the Trump campaign.
“Thank you, Robert Mueller and everyone working to make sure that we have sovereignty for the United States of America,” Arquette said after she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for her work in Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora.
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The actress also called for fair pay during her speech.
“Some production companies are not paying people their overtime and their meal penalties, so start taking pictures of your schedule and your call sheet, because actors depend on that money to survive,” Arquette said. “We have to stop that practice.”
Arquette has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and his administration.
Last month, Arquette claimed that since Trump took office, America “has seen things roll back in every way of civil rights.”
In 2015, at the 87th Academy Awards Arquette called for “equal right for women” in America.
“To my heroes, volunteers and experts who have helped me bring ecological sanitation to the developing world with Givelove.org. To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody’s equal rights,” she said. “It is our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
Earlier this month, Arquette took home a Golden Globe for her work on the Showtime series.