The Cannes Film Festival may be famous for stars stepping out on the red carpet in a show-stopping gown, but 2014s festival is fast becoming known as the year actresses spoke out about sexism in Hollywood.
Following on from director and this years jury president Jane Campions comments about the industry being undemocratic and sexism inherent, actress Naomi Watts said, Jane Campion is right to say that theres an inherent sexism in the film industry.
But theres also a lack of women putting themselves forward [ ] female directors and actors have a different voice, different stories. Its not helpful to be compared to men.
And Watts and Campion are not the only ones: at a press conference for How To Train Your Dragon 2, Cate Blanchett spoke out about being asked about life as a working mother, saying: How do you balance? How do you have it all? Its certainly a question thats never asked of men.
So where do we go from here? Do you think women are misrepresented on screen? Let us know your thoughts: tweet us @ELLEUK.