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On the loneliness that comes with calling out injustice
Judd: I encourage women to tell their stories, to persevere, to be to resilient, but we're still not entirely in a world that's friendly toward our healing journey and the loneliness can be quite real. So, for me, the solution has been having a spiritual director and having mentors who really believe in me. And faith: a God of my own understanding, meditation and learning how to set (and maintain) healthy boundaries has been really been crucial. Also, just flat out having fun — laughter is so healing and being able to goof off ... to lighten up. I love going camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I play charades, I host a lot of picnics with my friends and family. That stuff isn't to be written off — that's how you heal the loneliness that comes with striving to have a big and courageous public voice.
On fighting for equal pay and inclusion
Judd: I have an inclusion rider in my contract for "Berlin Station" [television show] and I fought for 50/50 male to female participation amongst the directors in the second season. And going into season 3, our writers' room is actually more female than it is male, and again, we'll be striving for 50/50 participation with the directors. We have to have market-based solutions, as well as policies that allow women to work. For example, when we were filming in Berlin, it was hard for women who have families and can't leave California to go direct something in Europe. We can use tax incentives to film in California so they can stay home with their families while continuing to work in film and television. The transparency we're seeing around Hollywood salaries is important because transparency breeds accountability and it ends impunity. So whether it's Michelle Williams — when we found out we were so outraged on her behalf and we're very thankful for the way it was resolved — and now, the revelation around "The Crown" and the fact that the leading woman is making less than a male supporting actor. That kind of transparency leads to accountability and adjustments to the marketplace.