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

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"The actors have to say okay, time's up".

"You had a good run but it is time now to be generous with the actresses", she told a Women in Motion talk at the Cannes film festival.

Speaking about pay, she said: "If actors ask such inflated fees it will leave nothing for actresses. If the movie's budget is $10 million, the (male) actor has to understand that if he is making $9.7 million, it is going to be hard for equality", Hayek added. "Otherwise they will kill the movie".

"We all have to be part of the adjustment". "I hope I can get another job".

The 51-year-old actress came forward last year as one of over 50 women to place misconduct allegations against the disgraced producer.

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Hayek has become one of the leading voices in the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

"For years, he was my monster", Hayek wrote.

Hayek accused Weinstein of threatening to "break my kneecaps" after she spurned his advances on the set of her film Frida. It also includes some very uncomfortable statements that seem to imply Hayek was simply mad about filming decisions ("As in most collaborative projects, there was creative friction on Frida, but it served to drive the project to perfection") or suggest that she should be grateful rather than upset.

Weinstein responded soon after in a statement, saying, "a$3 ll of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired". The actress-producer said she's sold four TV shows about women this year.

"It is a well-known fact, that if you are a woman of color, people believe in you less, and believe what you say less".

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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".

On Sunday, 82 women, including Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda and directors Agnes Varda and Ava DuVernay protested the lack of female directors included in the festival's line up, by standing in silence on the red carpet.

Hayek - who now goes by her married name, Salma Hayek Pinault - was among 82 women who took part in a red carpet protest on Saturday. "The men are terrified".

"A lot of handsome, peaceful men have been the victims of the bullying of men", she declared, saying it was "an exciting time" for men in Hollywood.

According to Hayek, however, it is not just women who have suffered as a effect of powerful men abusing their positions.

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