Julianne Moore is fighting for gender parity in the film industry.
During her time at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival premiering her new short film “The Staggering Girl”, the Oscar-winning actress spoke at the Mastercard MasterClass event about supporting the movement to implement gender parity quotas.
“We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating. Women are not a special interest group. We’re 52 per cent of the global population,” Moore said. “In order to restore the balance, I do think that there will be, that we will need some measures to change our culture.”
And this fight comes with making “major changes,” “We will have to make major changes to reach parity. That’s just a fact. So, I do believe in quotas. I really do. I believe in trying to level the playing field for everybody regardless of their gender or their culture or ethnicity. You have to open doors.”
Gender equality quotas have done well in the industry across seas. In fact, Sweden, Norway, Ireland and the British Film Institute have all required 50-50 quotas for both male and female filmmakers.
The Cannes Film Festival runs until May 25.