Sandra Bullock thinks the problem of unequal pay in Hollywood will "take care of itself" once society perceives women as equals to men.
The Oscar-winning actress is the latest star to voice her frustration over gender inequality in the movie business and she thinks the problems with pay and sexism in Tinsel Town are a symptom of sexism in society.
Speaking to Variety, she said: "We're mocked and judged in the media and articles. Really, how men are described in articles versus women, there's a big difference.
"Once we start shifting how we perceive women and stop thinking about them as less than, the pay disparity will take care of itself. There's a much bigger issue at hand. I'm glad Hollywood got caught."
Sandra, 51, can recall an epiphany moment she had on a film set 10 years ago when she realised she had become "fearful" of where her career was heading because she was a woman in her 40s.
She explained: "I found myself yelling and being angry. And I was like, 'What is happening to me?' I was literally fearful. And I realised, it's because I'm female. It dawned on me. At that day and age, at that point in my career, it was the worst experience I ever had."
Despite her current frustrations - which have also been publicly shared by many of her peers such as Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon - Sandra is hopeful things will have changed in society by the time her five-year-old son Louis is an adult.
She said: "I want him to think I'm the boss and women are equal, but I can't really support that in the outside world. I hope in my lifetime, for him, everything is a level-playing field. We can hope."