Amber Tamblyn 'Very Shaken' After She And Her Baby Almost Got Hit By A Van
Amber Tamblyn is shaken up after a New York City driver nearly ran her and her 1-year-old daughter over as they crossed an intersection.
Tamblyn Takes To Twitter
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants actress is calling for witnesses to the incident, taking to Twitter to reach out to her followers.
In her tweet, Tamblyn described "a Hasidic man in a grey van." Her daughter, Marlow Alice, was in her stroller, which the vehicle's bumper allegedly touched as they tried to cross the street.
If anyone in Brooklyn near the intersection of Washington Ave and Atlantic Ave just saw a Hasidic man in a grey van try to hit a woman and her baby in a stroller as she crossed a crosswalk, honking and touching the stroller with the car’s bumper, please DM me. That woman was me. — Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 4, 2018
Fortunately, the pair is uninjured. A surge of concerned Twitter users responded to the actress, one of which the 35-year-old responded to saying she and her baby are "very shaken" but fine.
TMZ reports that there have been no police reports filed yet.
Marlow Alice is Tamblyn's first child with husband, David Cross. While the actress-turned-director often keeps her personal life low-key and private, she shared a note penned by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for Marlow's first birthday last year.
Calling For Equality
Even outside traffic incidents, Tamblyn is known for being outspoken. She is an active participant in the Time's Up and #MeToo movements sweeping the entertainment industry in the past few months.
With the Oscars and other awards shows handing out trophies in recent weeks and a constantly growing list of sexual allegations, there is a struggle in Hollywood on whether to appreciate the art outside the artist or shun them completely. As a filmmaker, Tamblyn acknowledges the difficulty with numerous quality films with a name attached to it that's been accused of sexual harassment.
For her, it's crucial to remember that the well-being of people is always more important than the end product, no matter how impressive that art may be.
"No film, no TV show, no work of art is paramount, or that genius more important, than the physical bodies or physical selves that have been harmed in the process of making that work," Tamblyn explains to CBS News. "And I think that's really important to remember when we're thinking about people's legacies who are very problematic."