On Monday, Cannes Film Festival artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, signed a pledge to promote gender parity and transparency at the festival.
“We will be more engaged,” Fremaux said to the press, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “We must question our history and our habits. The world has changed and needs to change even more.”
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.
“We should have been angrier sooner,” she said. “We should have come together sooner.”
Hayek says that the Me Too movement can be empowering for men as well.
“It is a very exciting time for men now,” Hayed said. “Because men have the opportunity to rethink what it means to be a man, and this comes with a lot of freedom.”