Former “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson says that sexism is running rampant in Hollywood, but says that it’s not just the men who are at fault. Apparently, she has found that women are just as guilty when it comes to discriminating against other women.
In a new interview, she revealed, “I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors seventeen times and only twice by women. Of the producers I’ve worked with, thirteen have been male and only one has been a woman. But I am lucky, I have always insisted on being treated equally and have generally won that equality. Most of the problems I have encountered have been in the media, where I have been treated so incredibly differently from my male co-stars.”
She launched the HeForShe campaign last September and says that it’s made her more aware of the inequality that exists within the film industry.
She said, “If something does go wrong in the workplace, the support network is not brilliant. The men at the top often find it difficult to relate to a lot of the problems women face and therefore we aren’t taken very seriously. Yet, women are just as guilty of discriminating against women. Some of the best feminists I have encountered are men, like Steve Chbosky who directed me in ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ and director James Ponsoldt who I am working with at the moment. Some women can be incredibly prejudiced against other women!”
Maybe one day she will begin directing movies and change the landscape for all women?
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