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Ashley Judd Lost a Role Because She Wouldn't Take Her Shirt Off During the Screen Test

Ashley Judd Lost a Role Because She Wouldn't Take Her Shirt Off During the Screen Test

Ashley Judd is opening up about her experiences with sexual harassment and gender bias in Hollywood.

The Monster actress took the stage for Univision Communications’ Behind the Camera: Where Diversity Begins panel during Sundance Film Festival on Sunday (January 21) in Park City, Utah.

“Well first of all, my first audition yielded a screen test and I was asked to take my shirt off. It was between another woman and me, and I said that isn’t about our acting, that’s about evaluating a pair of breasts. And the answer was not ‘no’ but ‘hell no,’” Ashley said on stage.

She also revealed the price she has had to pay in her fight against sexual harassment.

“I have to know the hill on which I’m willing to die. And the hill on which I’m willing to die is equality, and if that means going to jail, being maligned, being defamed, having tremendous economic loss because I stood up to Harvey Weinstein – and it’s incalculable the amount of money I could have made that I didn’t – that’s the hill on which I’m willing to die,” Ashley added.

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Photos: Courtesy of Univision
Posted to: 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Ashley Judd

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  • Siran Babayan

    Monster actress? She’s never been in anything called Monster.

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    What a load. She is worth many millions

  • wearing

    were they giving a hint or something? the movie monster?

  • wearing

    i agree that it’s because she has those millions that she can afford to die on that hill, but i’m glad she’s doing something about it as opposed to staying quiet and collecting more millions

  • Maria M.

    “incalculable amount of money”? I don’t think so. Miramax is just one production company and there is nothing they can do to prevent their competition from hiring whomever they want to hire. In fact, if Harvey’s rivals had known that he blacklisted her they would probably hire her just to spite him. Also, she is a mediocre actress at best, not Meryl Streep to get 10 offers a week. She can flatter herself all that she wants but Harvey Weinstein is not the reason she was never on the A list.

  • moody

    i can’t with her. she’s not a good actress and she’s always complaining. she’s botox and fillers and found a way for attention. and Charlize Theron was the star of Monster.

  • soyeahsowhat

    she used to be pretty before she started messing with her face. now she’s just a fatty, and not in a good way

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  • Douglas from Brazil

    Why did she have her face done btw?