On the Golden Globes red carpet, Williams spoke to ET about wearing black in support of Time's Up and the reaction to her villainous 'Get Out' character.
Allison Williams' pop of orange will certainly stand out among the all-black ensembles on the Golden Globes red carpet this year, but wearing black in support of the Time's Up initiative means "everything" to her, she says.
"I love the idea of people all over the country wearing black," Williams told ET's Kevin Frazier. "I love that the people watching the Globes are going to wear black. I love that it's people coming together to do something, and if you're not wearing black, it's not that kind of militant thing. It's a message. It's a way of expressing your support for this movement and the fact that it's time to support one another."
In addition to the fashion blackout in protest against sexual harassment, Williams, as with so many of the actresses in attendance, was galvanized to speak about the positive change that is coming for the industry and beyond, with the creation of Time's Up's legal defense fund and tonight's celebration of social activists attending the Globes alongside actresses like Meryl Streep and Emma Watson.
"This movement isn't just for people who have access and money and who can hire the best lawyers in the world. It's for everyone in all industries," she explained. "It's a beautiful gesture of all the leaders of Time's Up to create this fund and ask from people who have a lot to pitch in and offer their services to people that don't have as much. So for whatever business they're in they can get the support they so badly need. That is the beautiful kind of cohesive part of this message tonight."
Get Out is nominated for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical, and Williams revealed that the reception to her character in the movie wasn't exactly surprising after playing Marnie on Girls for six seasons. "It's not like people were welcoming me with open arms," she said with a laugh. "It went from, like, distance to, like, fear."
"I understand that and I will sit in that until the next thing. I'm proud to have played the evilest part of a movie that needed to make an important point when it came out," she added.
Despite starring in one of the biggest movies of the year, Williams joked that the biggest way her life has changed is in her interactions with TSA. "Last time I had [an airport] greeter, I noticed that he was listening to his radio and laughing," Williams said. "Then I realized people were asking him if he was OK. They were constantly asking for his location in the airport. They were like, 'Where are you?' He's like, 'I'm at Starbucks.' They're like, 'Are you OK?' 'I'm OK.' People were joking, but it can't all be joking. Eventually they were like, 'Just let us know if something weird happens. Don't let her touch a teacup.'"