"I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing, but f--k, f--k, f--k, what if it doesn't work!?" Bullock recalled. "Please God, let it not swing the other way. We're in such uncharted territory right now."
And while she's thrilled with the progress the movement has made, there's still much work to be done. "I've seen a lot of fear and a lot of men of a certain generation not understanding," she said.
She said she understood enough about Harvey Weinstein just by his reputation. "I heard about Harvey and I was afraid of him," Bullock admitted. "I wasn't asked to be in that world. I learned early on to shut things off so those things didn't come my way."
Weinstein has been accused by more than 90 women of sexual misconduct, harassment, bullying and rape. He was arrested on May 25 on charges of rape and forced oral sex, and released after paing a $1 million bail. The disgraced media mogul has denied all of these charges, maintaining his innocence and claiming all of his sexual encounters were consensual.
The actress also claimed that Weinstein tried to control the conversation about him. "I only heard what Harvey wanted people to hear, and that made me so f--king angry, "she said. "People would say, 'Well, you know how she got that role? She f--ked Harvey.' I would say, 'Shut the f--k up. You don't know that.' Then, later, to find out that woman was brutally attacked."
"They didn't sleep with Harvey. Harvey wanted you to think that," she added.