One of the most debated and controversial subjects at the moment when it comes to Hollywood world is actually linked to sexism. And the last star to talk about this issue was Rose Byrne. The actress claimed during a recent interview that things are more serious than what people may imagine.
“It is beyond just misogyny. It’s legitimate discrimination based on gender, which is illegal,” the beautiful actress said during an interview with Pride Source. Rose is actually now starring in a new movie, Spy, which aims to reduce the gap between sexes in Hollywood. However, the star claimed that things are far from being repaired. During her interview, Rose alleged that statistics are actually awful when it comes to women in movies.
“Now the ACLU is doing an investigation into it because they’re starting to realize it’s actually discrimination – it’s not just good ol’ fashioned misogyny that everyone’s quietly tolerated for years. The business is sort of the wrong way in the sense that the statistics are just really dreadful for women in terms of speaking parts and paychecks for women,” the actress claimed.
The subject of discrimination against women actors has actually been debated ever since Sony was hacked. The hack led to the leak of a series of private conversations, which revealed how women were discriminated in Hollywood. Of course, many stars have been extremely disturbed by this. And it definitely was shocking to discover the magnitude of the discrimination existent in the movie industry. However, Rose has not been only influenced by this leak.
Actually, the star has been an advocate for female empowerment for years. The actress has even founded her own company, The Dollhouse Collective, working with women filmmakers. However, Rose is not the only star who has talked about this subject. Other actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Maggie Gyllenhaal have also publicly expressed their concerns.
Reportedly, discrimination on gender in Hollywood is currently investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which is reviewing all the allegations. It is yet to see what authorities will find and what is really behind Hollywood’s glamour when it comes to equal treatment applied to both men and women.