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Los Angeles - 4 March 2018
1. Zoom out from US actress Jane Fonda
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Jane Fonda, US actress:
"It's an important new era for this industry and this town and a lot of other work sectors across this country - things have really changed. And Time's Up (movement) represents change. It represents structural change, policy change, psychological change, and I am proud to be part of it, and to be meeting other women in other sectors - janitors, farm workers, domestic workers, home care workers, trans-women so that we can be united together and trying to end sexual harresment and create equality in the workplace."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mary J. Blige, US singer and actress:
(Reporter: "What is it like to having a film in the backdrop of the #MeToo movement?")
"It's been beautiful since to see these women come out and stand up for themselves - is something we haven't done for a very long time. And I can say, 'Me too.' It's time for everyone to stand up for themselves because to keep a secret like that for years and to visit shrinks and nobody know about it, you are almost losing yourself. And then to have them come out and say it - it's liberating and it's free. So they're set free and I am happy for them if they are. Just keep on standing up for yourselves."
People started arriving on the red carpet at the 90th Academy Awards where the normally celebratory atmosphere has been balanced with earnest discussion about gender equality following months of sexual harassment scandals throughout Hollywood.
US actress Jane Fonda called it an "important new era" for the industry on Sunday, as she spoke about the Time's Up movement which was founded this year to fight against sexual harassment.
Best supporting actress Oscar nominee Mary J. Blige also supported the #MeToo movement and said, "it's liberating and it's free".
Blige is nominated for best supporting actress for her role in the period drama "Mudbound."