Popular actress Jennifer Garner chose quite an interesting moment to talk about showbiz sexism. The star talked about this subject during a speech at Elle’s annual Women in Hollywood event that took place on Monday.
Jennifer received an award during the ceremony, for “the creative contributions they have made to the world of film—both in front of and behind the camera.” During her speech, the actress asked the audience why there should be a special event to honor women in the acting industry.
“I mean, the ‘Men in Hollywood’ event is everyday. It’s called Hollywood,” the star claimed. “Fifty-one percent of the population should not have to schedule a special event to celebrate the fact that in an art that tells the story of what it means to be human and alive, we get to play a part!” she added. The actress went on to say that there are many ways in which actresses and actors are treated differently.
Jennifer said that she and her husband Ben Affleck attended both a recent press event and they talked about the questions they were asked. The star said that she was asked how she manages to balance work and family. On the other hand, her husband was not asked the same thing.
“As for work-life balance, he said no one asked him about it that day,” she explained. “As a matter of fact, no one had ever asked him about it. And we do share the same family. Isn’t it time to kinda change that conversation?”
However, Jennifer claimed that if in Hollywood things are not as they should be, at home, things are actually perfect between her and her husband. In a recent interview with Elle, the star said that she and Affleck are equal, supportive partners. Jennifer also talked about family. She claimed that being a mom actually is a unique experience and a new kind of happiness. She revealed that she has a united happy family and Ben Affleck always encourages her. Well, it surely seems that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Gartner are very happy together.