The actress has appeared on the front cover for this week’s edition of ES Magazine (Picture: Reuters/WEnterprise_)

Julianne Moore has referred to the #MeToo movement as a ‘seismic change’, as she questions whether there has ‘really been a shift’ for women’s rights.

The actress has appeared on the front cover for this week’s edition of ES Magazine, where she opened up about the continuing fight for women to speak up about sexual harassment in the workplace through both the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, as she argues that things will not change unless people continue to make an effort.

‘[They have been] the biggest seismic change that we have ever had, just because it made people realise how much disparity there was in our business,’ she said.

‘I don’t know if there’s really been a shift. There’s been a door that’s opened, but things don’t change unless you make the effort.

‘If you’re somebody who thinks, “I’m going to go out of my way to hire 50 percent women”, then it’ll happen, but it doesn’t just happen accidentally.’

She also got real on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as she admits she is ‘very excited’ over the current political landscape in the UK.

‘I think people have f*****g had it,’ she continued. ‘Look what’s happening with Boris Johnson right now.

‘In the UK, you’re like, “All right, this has gone far enough now. Theresa May was one thing, but this clown Boris Johnson is another.”

Julianne has admitted she is ‘very excited’ by the current British political landscape (Picture: WEnterprise_)

‘People are not standing for it. And that is happening here now too.’

The 58-year-old is gearing up for the release of her latest movie, After The Wedding, a remake of the 2006 film of the same name. Julianne stars as Theresa Young, a millionaire and benefactor who meets with the co-founder of an orphanage, Isabel (Michelle Williams) – with Isabel unexpectedly being invited to Theresa’s daughter’s wedding.

‘Theresa’s someone I’ve seen a lot in real life,’ Julianne says on her role in the film. ‘I’ve seen women who have built big lives for themselves – they have big careers and they have families too.

‘If you see a successful woman in a movie, she never has a family. Why do you we continue to perpetrate that mythology that it’s not possible?’

After The Wedding is out in cinemas on 1 November.

The full interview appears in this week’s issue of ES Magazine, out Thursday 31 October 2019.



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