Magazine article Screen International

Julianne Moore on Film Industry Gender Parity: "I Do Believe in Quotas"

Magazine article Screen International

Julianne Moore on Film Industry Gender Parity: "I Do Believe in Quotas"

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“Women are not a special interest group.”

Julianne Moore told an audience at Cannes she supports imposing quotas to help improve gender representation in the film industry.

The actress, speaking at an event alongside directors Xavier Dolan and Werner Herzog, said: “Women are not a special interest group, we make up 52% of the population so in order to restore the balance we will need some measures to change our culture. It takes a long time to turn a big boat around.

“This has been a long time coming. We will have to make major changes to reach parity. That’s just a fact. I do believe in quotas, I really do. I believe in trying to level the playing field for everybody regardless of gender or culture or ethnicity. We have to open doors. That being said you can’t change everything right away. …

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