Thandie Newton has spoken about Beyoncé's influence over young women.
When asked by The Observer if empowered female public figures like Beyoncé are good role models for young women, the BAFTA Award-winning actress agreed that the 'XO' singer makes girls want to be powerful.
Newton elaborated: "I think when girls hear Beyoncé, it makes them move and want to lift their arms up and be strong, be powerful. She puts this energy of positivity out there which is good for people's souls.
"I think musicians are kind of like shamans: they're bringing the vibrations of a more spiritual state. So yes, I think that is really good for girls."
Beyoncé is known for her female-empowerment songs such as 'If I Were a Boy' and 'Run The World (Girls)'.
The Grammy-winning singer is currently on a US tour with her husband Jay Z.
Newton can be seen in Half of a Yellow Sun with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anika Noni Rose.
Watch Beyoncé's 'Run The World (Girls)' music video below: