Natalie Portman has spoken out about the plight of women in Hollywood, saying that there is still a long way to go before equal opportunities are achieved.
"For myself I feel excited about the opportunities I have, but I am concerned that there's not more female directors," Portman told People.
"It's a big deal and it feels cultural because living in France the past few years [with husband Benjamin Millepie and son Aleph, 4], the entire young generation of directors in France is women and it feels really interesting that that isn't happening here as much.”
She says it’s important that the conversation continues to encourage change.
"We still have a lot more work to do. I think that the conversation has definitely become more widespread which is very important, but the problem is just as severe, actually probably more severe because it's been so long that it hasn't changed. There's a long way to go but it's great that we're having the conversation."