Sandra Bullock is fully aware of the gender wage gap in Hollywood, but thinks that it will be fixed once society changes its perception of women in general.
She said in a new interview with Variety, “We’re mocked and judged in the media and articles. Really, how men are described in articles versus women, there’s a big difference. Once we start shifting how we perceive women and stop thinking about them as less than, the pay disparity will take care of itself. There’s a much bigger issue at hand. I’m glad Hollywood got caught.”
She said that she had an epiphany in her forties when she became fearful of where her career was heading. She said, “I found myself yelling and being angry. And I was like, ‘What is happening to me?’ I was literally fearful. And I realized, it’s because I’m female. It dawned on me. At that day and age, at that point in my career, it was the worst experience I ever had.”
Sandra remains hopeful that things will change as a whole by the time her son Louis is an adult. She added, “I want him to think I’m the boss and women are equal, but I can’t really support that in the outside world. I hope in my lifetime, for him, everything is a level-playing field. We can hope.”
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