“As a woman in this industry, if you have a little power, if you have the chance to get something greenlit, if you have the chance to say who you want to direct it, if you go, ‘I want a female to do this,’ that will help,” Kidman said of her pledge to work with more women directors at Variety’s Screening Series of her upcoming film “Destroyer.”

Kidman was the catalyst that led Karyn Kusama to direct the film about a female police officer who goes undercover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert.

“It was a privilege to get that call,” Kusama said, listing off a slew of names on their female-heavy crew. “There are a lot of women on set.”

Kidman quoted Meryl Streep as having said of Hollywood’s gender gap, “The only way you actually change it is by doing it.”