Former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria will not be speaking to any empty chairs while onstage tonight at the Democratic National Convention (DNC).
The co-chair of the Obama reelection campaign told CNN’s Piers Morgan, “People keep comparing us because we are both from the entertainment industry and he had a very different narrative. I come from a very different position than Clint Eastwood.” She added, “It was interesting yeah but I haven’t seen the whole thing so it’s not fair for me to judge it.”
According to Deadline.com, Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman and Kerry Washington are reportedly also going to address the convention on Thursday before President Obama takes the stage. Harold & Kumar star Kal Penn spoke to the Democrats on the opening night of the convention. Penn, who had a stint as an associate director for the administration’s Office Of Public Engagement, made fun of Eastwood by thanking the invisible man in the chair – a reference to the empty chair that was supposed to symbolize Obama that Eastwood did a mock interview with in Tampa.
“We are revolutionizing the way political conventions are done by making Charlotte 2012 more open, accessible and relevant to the American people,” OFA Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter said. “This is one more innovative and unprecedented way we are engaging every supporter in the President’s vision for moving America forward, empowering voters all over the country to get involved with what’s happening in North Carolina this week, and growing our organization at the grassroots level.”
From gavel-to-gavel, the entire Convention will be livestreamed on DemConvention.com/live and through the Democratic National Convention Committee Mobile App, connecting viewers in every corner of the country with Convention delegates and speakers in real time.
The entire program will be streamed in Spanish simultaneously.
Millions of Americans will also be participating in more than 4,000 watch parties organized already in neighborhoods across the country. Some of these watch parties will be highlighted as part of Thursday night’s programming.