In an interview with Jezebel’s The Muse, the Venom actress says the movement - and the discussion about gender equality that it has opened up - will hopefully help future generations.
Michelle made headlines last year when it was revealed, that despite being a four-time Oscar nominee, she earned far less than her All The Money In the World co-star Mark Wahlberg.
“I felt like we had been gaining ground and since those words caught on — #MeToo — it completely changed the landscape, and I do believe we’ll hand our daughters a different world than the one we grew up in," says the Venom star.
"It feels like a path you can’t really get off of," she continued. "Once you have your eyes opened, it’s difficult to close them again. I think it’ll now colour everything that I’m interested in and everything I do."
The actress credited #MeToo with that.
“It was the forming human chain of women that was building momentum... We didn’t think there was a place for it in society. And there is."
After news broke of the pay gap between Williams and Wahlberg, the actor donated US$1.5 million (the reported disparity between the pair) to the Time’s Up initiative.
"It took a lot of collaboration with women, and that’s the thing that I’m really excited to talk about. I feel like it’s a teaching moment. If a woman picks up on it and reads it and it helps her in her own work environment, then I feel like it was worthwhile."