Julianne Moore thinks the #MeToo movement has ''opened the door'' but insists people still need to make changes and improvements as "things don't change unless you make the effort".

The 58-year-old actress has praised the movement for creating the ''biggest seismic change'' the movie industry has ever seen.

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Speaking to ES magazine, Moore said: ''[There has been] the biggest seismic change that we have ever had, just because it made people realise how much disparity there was in our business, I don't know if there's really been a shift.

"There's been a door that's opened, but things don't change unless you make the effort. If you're somebody who thinks, 'I'm going to go out of my way to hire 50 per cent women', then it'll happen, but it doesn't just happen accidentally.''

The Still Alice star urged other women not to play coy about their age, as she says it only makes it seem it is something people should be ''delicate'' about.

She said: ''It's as if you are saying that her age is so terrible that you don't want to mention it. You wouldn't say 'a man of a certain age'.

"Obfuscating your age or skirting around it, or trying to be delicate about it, that's what makes me crazy. It's not so horrible to be in your 50s - it's not horrible at all. It's simply part of life.''

Moore can next be seen in After the Wedding, a remake of the 2006 film of the same name, as Theresa Young, a millionaire and benefactor who meets with the co-founder of an orphanage, Isabel (Michelle Williams) - with Isabel unexpectedly being invited to Theresa's daughter’s wedding.

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