11:20am PT by Michael O'Connell
Mira Sorvino Hopeful "Time's Up" Stays Focused on Harassment
Mira Sorvino has been cautious about when and how she's spoken up about Hollywood's sexual harassment issue. The actress and Oscar winner, one of many victimized by Harvey Weinstein, says that's why she's mostly limited the sharing of her thoughts to written pieces.
Speaking with press in promotion of her upcoming Audience series Condor, Sorvino was asked about the process — and how she feels about the ways in which the dialogue has shifted in the three months since the first Weinstein stories prompted a wave of testimonials against men in the entertainment industry, politics and elsewhere.
"I think it all requires grave consideration and thought," she said. "It's not a snap-to-judgment thing. I've been thinking long and hard before putting any statements out about anything. I think it's evolving for all of us. I am very excited that this movement of Me Too and Times Up is taking place, not only for myself but for my daughters."
The actress, one of several outspoken members of the Me Too class not on the Golden Globes red carpet, expressed some hesitation about the current momentum of the movement — namely the discussion of equal pay.
"Sexual politics have no place in power dynamics," she said. "We have to stay more focused on harassment instead of jettisoning it for a general women's movement."
When asked specifically about individuals such as James Franco, who wore the Time's Up pin at the Globes and has since been accused of sexual misconduct, Sorvino noted that the wide net of the group keeps it from being discriminating.
"The concept of Time's Up is a movement, so various individuals will be attracted to it — and I don't think there's a vetting process," she said. "It's not like a board of people who've been elected to hold some moral standard."