Eva Longoria: ‘Time’s Up Movement Has Created Powerful Sisterhood In Hollywood’

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December 7, 2018 | 7:25am EST

Eva Longoria has built up an army of powerful feminist allies thanks to the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against sexual harassment.
The new mom, who was one of the celebrities behind the Time’s Up initiative – created to fund lawsuits victims file against predatory work colleagues and bosses, has witnessed a new “sisterhood” in Hollywood, and reveals she has bonded with stars like Reese Witherspoon and Natalie Portman in a way she never expected.
”What’s come out of the Time’s Up movement, which we launched about a year ago, was this insane sisterhood,” she tells People. “We’ve never been connected the way we are now. Reese (Witherspoon) and I, and Natalie Portman and I, women I never knew and never would have known unless we worked together…”
The star admits that discussions surrounding women’s issues have also given her a new confidence and a willingness to lean on others for support.
She adds, “Now you can pick up the phone and call any woman in our industry and go, ‘I need your help, what happened with this?’ Whether it’s negotiations, whether it’s ‘Should I take this role?’, or you know, #MeToo moments. So it’s been fascinating.”