Julianne Moore opens up about ‘traumatic’ events in Hollywood at Cannes

Washington: Academy-award winning artist Julianne Moore called the events surrounding the Harvey Weinstein case and others in the film industry “traumatic”, but also said that the results have been positive.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday, the ‘Still Alice’ star said, “We were fortunate enough or unfortunate enough, depending on how you view it to have had several really traumatic events in our industry, events people were not disclosing and a lot of people were not aware of,” reported The Hollywood Reporter.

“Because of our unity and solidarity, we feel the ability to manifest change. It’s not just entertainment. It’s really, really important to stress that it’s about equity and safety all over the world,” she added.

Moore also spoke about the gender swap in her upcoming project ‘After the Wedding’ which is an adaptation of the Danish Oscar-nominated film being penned down by her husband Bart Freundlich.

Moore was also joined on stage by festival director Thierry Fremaux, who waved off criticism about the festival having awarded the Palme d’Or to only one woman, Jane Campion for 1993’s The Piano. He cleared that the festival has changed the gender composition of the selection committee after a conversation with Jessica Chastain last year.