Olivia Wilde on Sexism in Hollywood: 'It's Institutional'
Here’s what the 31-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On not being in a rush to get married to Jason Sudeikis: “We are seriously connected. Before you have a child, marriage is the ultimate commitment and promise to one another, and then once you have a child, it’s like, ‘Oh, we’re committed and promised already.’”
On sexism in Hollywood: “It’s institutional. It’s not conscious. People don’t realize what they’re saying, because you hear it from both men and women. But there’s this sense that a project is incomplete if there’s no male participation.”
On seeing a change on the horizon: “People are now saying, ‘Listen, you need to hire women, specifically because they are women,’ and although that’s uncomfortable, it’s how things change. When I was younger, it felt like the main point was that [I was] one of the attractive actresses, and I felt totally minimized by it, as everyone does. But it’s worn off, in a good way; I’m happy to have grown out of the place where that is the main point made about me.”
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