As the #MeToo movement has taken the world by a storm, bringing the spotlight on the issues of sexual harassment, especially at workplaces, Hollywood actor John Krasinski hopes it’s not just a temporary phenomenon but helps in bringing permanent change.
"I think the fear in any movement like this is that it would be just temporary. And I think (it’s) really exciting to see that we’re really trying – certainly in our industry, but I hope in every industry – to really bear down on how to make permanent change and not just make it something that we’re talking about for a period of time," Krasinski told media persons in an interview here.
The #MeToo movement has gone viral since last year as a hashtag on social media used to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. Many Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities have supported the movement.
Krasinki, who is married to actress Emily Blunt, a strong advocate of women empowerment and gender equality, said that while a lot has been said about sexual harassment, it’s important to find the important pieces of the whole conversation in order to move forward.
"It’s a vital, important movement for sure. There has been so much that has been said about the movement; and for me, the important thing is sifting through all that has been said and finding out the really important pieces to move forward and actually bring great change," said the actor whose series "Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan" goes live on August 31 on Amazon Prime.
Krasinski is all set to redefine the famous Tom Clancy character Jack Ryan. He was intimidated by the fact that the character was earlier played on the big-screen by Hollywood veterans like Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford.
"It was definitely intimidating. I mean those are not just any actors, those are huge movie stars. It was intimidating (but) the way I saw it was that it was a bit of a free pass because we were changing the format so dramatically," Krasinski told in a round-table interview.>