Helen Mirren has said she feels that Hollywood is going through a "volcanic explosion" of change at the moment.
Asked if she thought Hollywood had reached a tipping point by host Lorraine Kelly, she responded: “Yes, I think of it more of a volcanic explosion than a tipping point. Finally the magma is exploding and it’s flowing down the side of a hill. I think it’s about time really.”
She went on to reveal that she thinks change has "taken too long" to arrive.
“It has come a long way but not nearly far enough in my opinion and it’s taken too long. I was feeling and thinking those thoughts while I was in my teens and early 20s so I don’t know why it’s taken so long.
“That is changing but not fast enough.”
Mirren also opened up on her self-confidence issues and her role in the Prince’s Trust initiative to help Young People boost theirs.
“I think it’s also a question of confidence and self-confidence is such a difficult thing to find. It’s a feeling of a lack of self-worth maybe and I think women in particular maybe suffer from this," she said.
The Queen star also ruled out a return to playing royalty in the upcoming series of Netflix drama The Crown.
“Well I know the makers of that. But no, no that’s not for me. I have done and it’s time to move on. [The Queen] was a great thing to be involved in and I’m extremely proud," she commented.
Lorraine continues weekdays at 8.30am on ITV.