Spielberg: Time’s Up is more important than any of us can ever realise

Steven Spielberg

Director Steven Spielberg has hailed the “watershed moment” for attitudes in the entertainment industry spurred on by the Time’s Up movement.

The Indiana Jones director praised the campaign to fight sexual harassment for bringing about an “extraordinary” change.

The 71-year-old spoke as he accepted the Legend Of Our Lifetime gong at the Rakuten Empire Awards in London.

He said: “It’s been a rich and diverse year for film and for gender and for race, and for speaking out. Thank you, Time’s Up. We were very much on board from the very beginning, my wife Kate and I.

“This is more important than any of us can ever really realise.”

Actors Reese Witherspoon and Ashley Judd and producer Shonda Rhimes were among hundreds of prominent Hollywood women who launched the initiative in January.

Spielberg said he believed the movement was a turning point for inequality in the industry.

He added: “I think in 10 years we’ll look back and realise what a watershed moment we are all experiencing together. 2017 to 2018, it’s extraordinary what’s happening right now.

“The fact that women who have had no representation and have not been able to find the support or the courage to step forward, now they will have representation and they will have the support.

“And Time’s Up means it’s time up. This is it, this is the end of the way things were. It’ll never be that way again hopefully.”


Recent News

  • Naomie Harris: I feared typecasting after Moonlight success

    The actress said she was offered numerous roles similar to that of the drug addict she played
    News Article
    16 April 2018
  • Schwarzenegger ‘good but not great’ after heart op

    The 70-year-old Terminator star thanked wellwishers for their support
    News Article
    16 April 2018
  • Academy celebrates Groundhog Day’s 25th anniversary

    Cast members from the film were brought together for a screening and discussion on the Bill Murray comedy
    News Article
    10 April 2018
  • Watch the new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer

    Disney has released a new glimpse into the Han Solo spin-off.
    News Article
    9 April 2018

Follow Us