Since its inception on New Year's Day 2018, Time's Up has put ideas about creating greater diversity and equality for women and in the workplace into action, particularly in the entertainment sector, where women like Constance Wu, Ava DuVernay and Jessica Chastain have become leaders in the fight. Dubbed three of "the organization's most engaged women" by Time's Up Entertainment's Executive Director Nithya Raman, the award-winning actresses recently stepped up again to share their thoughts on the campaign, this time with Marie Claire for the magazine's April cover story. "Diversity isn't just 'Let's have people of color supporting this white person's story,'" says Wu, who recalls being told in a meeting with a studio exec that any lack of diversity in Hollywood can be attributed to "the numbers, what movies people go see." The "Crazy Rich Asians" star says at the time she "just looked at him and said, 'I think you're dumb.'" She continues: "What he was saying was such bulls---. If you want to talk about whether or not an Asian person, or a person of color, or a trans person can open a studio movie, you can't argue, 'That's not going to sell!' because you've never done it before! I think he thought because I'm a female actor and he's super high-powered that I would try to make nice. But I don't give a f---." Wu also points out that the notion "women are inherently bitchy and competitive" doesn't hold. "... Anybody will be competitive if there's only one seat at the table," she notes. For DuVernay, part of the struggle involves bearing the past in mind. "It's happened before, and we're here, standing and continuing forward," she says. "We continue to find beauty, we continue to triumph, we continue to live and love and do all kinds of things that the people who are against us would rather we not do. The fact that I can go into a restaurant and be served—this is something that wasn't a reality two generations ago. Sometimes I want to say to folks, 'Get a grip. Buck up and really look at where we've been, look at where others are, and keep stepping forward.'" Chastain, meanwhile, remains committed to finding stories for women through her all-female staffed production company, Freckle Films, which recently secured more than $80 million for the forthcoming spy flick, "355." The five lead actresses, Chastain, Lupita Nyong'o, Pene?lope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Bing-bing Fan, will all get the same pay plus equity for their contributions, according to Marie Claire. "I've had people tell me, 'You need to be a little more quiet with all this woman talk,'" Chastain says with a laugh. "I agree there are not as many women as men that have the same experience, but that's because, in the past, women have been actively discriminated against. Male directors who had their first film in Sundance, their next offer is a huge action movie. Women haven't been given those opportunities, and we need to ask why."