Christian Bale has lamented the lack of diversity in positions of power in America, saying the country's culture will be "richer" when "white dudes" are no longer in charge.
The Welsh actor attended live interview series AOL Build on Monday (local time) to promote his new film Hostiles. He was joined by co-stars Rosamund Pike and Wes Studi for a chat about how the face of power needs to change.
"Our culture will be so much richer the day that we stop saying, 'Hey, it's all white dudes who are running things,'' The Machinist star said. "Whether that be Hollywood, whether that be Washington."
Bale, 43, said America was a "beautiful country" and said he had fallen in love with its inclusiveness.
"It's the reason why I moved here," he revealed. "It's the reason why my kids have American accents."
He then speculated on what an alternative culture would look like.
'We're going to get in Hollywood so much better films and so much more interesting stories being told, and America will become the America that the rest of the world sees it as, that makes it unique - that we recognise makes this such a brilliant country,' he said.