is championing the fight for diversity in Hollywood, starting with the Cannes Film Festival. During an interview for the Kering Women in Motion talk in France on July 16, the director and Oscar-winning actress expressed the need for more representation across the film industry as a whole and how she plans to lead the conversation through her work as a director. "We do have a ways to go but part of it is going to be, even though the audience doesn't want to hear it, the conversations have to continue," she said.
"Don't let your fear silence you. Ask questions and listen to the answers."
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star also pointed out that directing nods for women in this week's Emmy nominations were down 10 percent compared to last year, with women making up only 11 out of 47 nominees for this year's directing categories. When asked what her