Kate Bosworth has admitted she feels ''hopeful'' about the future of Hollywood in the wake of the sexual harassment scandal.

The 35-year-old actress believes that change is on the horizon now that accusations about sexual misconduct allegedly carried out by several Hollywood executives has come to light, and she hopes that both men and women will get involved in helping to rid the industry of such behaviour in the future.

She said: ''What I'm hopeful and positive about is this idea of coming together and inclusiveness. That means women and men.''

The 'Homefront' actress especially wants men to come forward and show their support to women who claim to have been sexually harassed, and she feels ''really optimistic'' about the future.

Speaking to E! News, she said: ''We really need great men to step in and say, 'I understand and identify with what the issue is, and I stand with you.' So please know it's an inclusive issue and something everyone needs to come together on. I feel really optimistic.''

It comes after several high profile stars recently spoke out about the future of Hollywood, with Reese Witherspoon claiming she finds ''strength'' in helping other women.

She said: ''There are moments that you have to evaluate whether silence is going to be your only option. And certain times that was our only option. But now is not that time.

''You know, we have public voices. We have resources. But women who are workers in this country have nothing to gain in certain times by coming forward. But we want to help. It gives me strength to hopefully help other women.''

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey gave a rallying speech at the Golden Globe Awards last weekend in which she spoke about press freedom, racism and sexual abuse before receiving a standing ovation with her closing words about the future.

She said: ''I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon!

''And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say 'me too' again.''