Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson are now among the first actors who've taken on Frances McDormand's words at this year's Oscars.
If you read our explainer of what an inclusion rider is, you'll know what we're talking about. Posting on his Instagram account last night, Jordan explained that "(in) support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society."
In support of the women & men who are leading this fight, I will be adopting the Inclusion Rider for all projects produced by my company Outlier Society. I’ve been privileged to work with powerful woman & persons of color throughout my career & it’s Outlier’s mission to continue to create for talented individuals going forward. If you want to learn more about how to support the cause – link in bio. #OutlierSociety #AnnenbergInclusionInitiative
Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson, who starred in Lenny Abrahamson's adaptation of Room, was the first to come out in support of the Inclusion Rider - tweeting her support and commitment just a couple of moments after McDormand's speech at the Oscars.
I’m committed to the Inclusion Rider. Who’s with me? https://t.co/yvQ0wR5D80
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 5, 2018
The idea was first put forward by Dr. Stacy L. Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who posited that actors should be able to push for more inclusive crews and co-stars as part of their contract negotiations. Although Larson and Jordan are the first two A-list actors to announce their intention to include inclusion riders in their contracts going forward, it seems likely that they won't be the last.