Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard were among 82 women who made a symbolic walk up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, in a demonstration of solidarity for women struggling for a voice in the movie industry.
Hayek, who has been vocal about the alleged mistreatment she was subjected to by Harvey Weinstein, said that although she's glad to see women speak up against imbalances of power, she wishes it hadn't taken so many years.
"I will be hated for saying this", Hayek joked. Some male actors make such high salaries that movie producers would not be able to afford paying women the same amount, she said. But while progress on the gender pay gap front will require more "aggressive" action, Hayek said, she argued that change had already arrived.
In a discussion with the Radio Times, Cumberbatch called on male actors to step up to the plate and refuse to take more money than what their female counterparts were being paid, even going as far as to reject work outright. "It worked. And I think we should enjoy it".
The 51-year-old actor was one of the dozens of women who came forward in 2017 to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.
Weinstein and his team of publicists rarely responded to allegations from individual women in the news, providing general statements and denials to the press.
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The producer has denied all allegations of "non-consensual sex" and has disputed Hayek's account. Hayek added. "So, he went back, attacking the two women of color ... if he could discredit us, which would be easier for the audience, the readers to not believe us, he could then maybe discredit the rest".
"The men are terrified", she said.
"Ask what women are paid, and say, 'If she's not paid the same as the men, I'm not doing it'".
"We should have been angrier soon".
Hayek said it was hard to hire known female writers and directors in the U.S. now, as studios are snapping them up trying to catch up with the public mood. "Because men have the opportunity to rethink what it means to be a man, and this comes with a lot of freedom".