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Rose Byrne on Hollywood's Sexism Problem: It's Not Just Misogyny, It's Discrimination

Rose Byrne on Hollywood's Sexism Problem: It's Not Just Misogyny, It's Discrimination

Rose Byrne lands at the airport and gives a slightly shocked smile to onlookers on Monday (May 25) in Montreal, Canada.

The 35-year-old actress is in town to film the latest X-Men movie.

Rose recently gave an interview to PrideSource, where she talked about female discrimination in Hollywood.

“The statistics are still so dreadful for women in film. 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,” Rose said. “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. All that stuff that was leaked through the Internet when Sony was hacked – it all speaks for itself. So, it is beyond just misogyny. It’s legitimate discrimination based on gender, which is illegal. Any discrimination is, whether it’s sexuality, race or gender.”

FYI: Rose is wearing a Splendid striped shirt.

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  • The Batman

    B.S. White women have no problem getting roles in Hollywood. Its much harder for women of color to get roles, but I don’t see her saying there’s a racism problem.

  • Courtney Puzzo

    she’s not an a list star by any means keep your mouth shut and play the roles you were hired to play. it’s different when a talented actress like Joanne Woodward gets type cast as a mentally unstable person because that’s what she won an Oscar for playing. or older women having fewer decent roles

  • Kevin

    So tired of the complaining by the HOLLYWOOD NAGS i can’t them seriously when there’s many regular non HOLLYWOOD NAGS who be happy to making the money that the HOLLYWOOD NAGS make.

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  • Kaitlyn

    Film = Art
    Music = Art
    Literature = Art

    We aren’t talking about a workplace, we are talking about art. Do these people really feel that the ACLU needs to step in and determine what gender da Vinci should be painting or if Taylor Swift should be forced to stop writing about her breakups and focus on songs about girls night? And in movies, creating a character for the sole purpose of balancing a gender ratio is pandering and offensive to both the creative team and the audience.

    Art is about art, not equality.

  • Bryan Leger

    Oh Christ. Get a job a Burger King, or learn to keep your fucking mouth shut.

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  • Dory Phore

    You are clueless.

  • Lola

    Rose, discrimination is rooted in misogyny.
    And for the love of go, STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SHUT UP, LET THEM SPEAK OUT.

  • Anya

    True, but still ANY woman in film is half the time just the pretty addition to the main male hero. Like in recently Focus, where Will Smith 46 had Margot Robbie 24 as the “hot girl to drawn the attention of male viewers”.

    Too often women (white, black, latino, aisan) are there to jsut look pretty, be hot, have some hot sex/kiss scene, be the damsel in distress and so on.

    Also she is talking about WOMEN, so why can’t she speak for all women and not just white.

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