Kristen Stewart: ‘Hollywood is Disgustingly Sexist’


Actress Kristen Stewart has joined the growing list of female A-lister’s in denouncing the lack of opportunities offered to women in Hollywood.

In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K., the 25-year-old tells the magazine how sexist she finds the entertainment industry to be.

“Women inevitably have to work a little bit harder to be heard,” she said. “Hollywood is disgustingly sexist. It’s crazy.”

“It’s so offensive it’s crazy,” she added.

Stewart does not elaborate on her personal observations or experiences in the excerpts, but the full interview has yet to be released.

“In terms of the amount of interesting roles there are for women it’s obviously massively sexist,” Carey Mulligan told Time Out London earlier this month, via The Guardian. “There’s a lack of material for women. A lack of great stories for women.”

Mulligan also spoke about her upcoming film, Suffragette, which highlights the U.K.’s campaign for women’s voting rights.

“The mere fact that it’s taken 100 years for this story to be told is hugely revealing,” she continued. “This is the story of equal rights in Britain, and it took years of struggle and women being tortured, abused, and persecuted, and it’s never been put on screen. It’s such a reflection of our film industry that that story hasn’t been told yet.”

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep chimed in during a panel last week on why she believes female-driven films are lacking.

“The hardest thing, for me, as an actor is to have a story that men in the audience feel like they can know what I feel like. It’s very hard for them to put themselves in the shoes of a female protagonist,” she said.

Patricia Arquette also used her Oscar acceptance speech in February to bring attention to gender inequality.

“To every woman who gave birth. To every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” she said at the time. “It’s time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”


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