Salma Hayek speaks frankly about Harvey Weinstein and #MeToo at Cannes

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Instagram Salma Hayek shared a series of photos in which she is depicted in this luxurious gown.

She also expressed frustration over Weinstein's decision to only comment on the allegations made by women of color because they are the easiest to discredit according to her.

The disgraced mogul contested her claim, with Hayek insisting it was part of a ploy by his lawyers to try to discredit the "women of colour who complained about him".

The 51 year old said the protest, against female underrepresentation at Cannes and beyond, had been "very meaningful.as a woman [who] has had to go through all the struggles that all women have to go through".

Hayek said it was hard to hire known female writers and directors in the United States now, as studios are snapping them up trying to catch up with the public mood. "It is a well-known fact".

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She continued: "So he went back attacking the two women of colour, in the hopes of discrediting. if he could discredit us - which would be easier for the audience, the readers, to not believe us - he could then maybe discredit the rest. Otherwise they will kill the movie". "I hope I can get a job after this!" Some male actors make such high salaries that movie producers would not be able to afford paying women the same amount, she said.

At the Cannes film festival American actress appeared in a blue dress with a deep neckline accentuating her ample bosom.

During a career talk at the festival, she also said the current backlash against sexual harassment in the film industry meant "men are terrified".

According to Hayek, however, it is not just women who have suffered as a outcome of powerful men abusing their positions. But she feels, "It's a very exciting time for men now".

Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Salma Hayek were among those taking part in the red-carpet demonstration. "As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress". "Men have the opportunity, which is so handsome, to rethink what does it mean to be a man".

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