AceShowbiz - Acting legend Sally Field has become the latest of Jane Fonda's celebrity friends to be arrested after taking part in the weekly Fire Drill Friday climate change protest in Washington, D.C.
The "Lincoln" star joined Fonda on the steps of the Capitol Building on Friday, December 13 to demand action from lawmakers, and thanked fellow demonstrators for "coming out in the rain" to throw their support behind the global issue.
"I come with my heart and my voice," she began. "I am a mother, I am a grandmother; the time (to act) is now. We cannot sit back in our comfort zones... and wonder, 'What can we do?' We can get out, we can do something, in the rain, whatever it takes!"
Field went on to encourage more of her fellow Americans to get involved in pressuring politicians to save the planet, because the future depends on it.
"People are demanding a change for better lives - for their lives, for water, for air, for our earth, for our tomorrow," she continued.
The actress revealed she had been inspired to join the masses by the title character of her Oscar-winning movie "Norma Rae", in which she portrayed Crystal Lee Sutton, a real-life textile factory worker who forced bosses to address poor working conditions by unionising her fellow staffmembers.
Field was later spotted among those being taken into custody by police officers after ignoring warnings to clear the area.
Actors Sam Waterston, Ted Danson, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine Keener, Diane Ladd, Piper Perabo, and Amber Valletta are among the stars who have been placed in handcuffs in previous Fire Drill Friday protests.
Fonda was not arrested this week - she was busted during the first four demonstrations, but faces serious jail time if she falls foul of cops again.