Gemma Arterton has opened up about the brutality of Hollywood sexism as a business and their infamous way of grading actors on lists.
“When you make films about women, you can’t get financing in the same way you would if it was a film about men,” the 31-year-old actress recently expressed (via The Standard).
“Oh no, it really exists, I’m like a C,” Gemma admits. “I know, because I am sitting in the meetings trying to get financing for films that I’m in and they’re like: ‘We love you, but could you also get… [insert category A actress]?’”
Gemma also talks being originally lined up as the lead in 2013′s acclaimed sci-fi film Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Jonathan Glazer: “But they couldn’t finance it with me,” Gemma revealed. “Jonathan called me and said: ‘I’ve tried, but they need someone really famous to star in it.’ It’s just the way it is.”
Pictured: Gemma all smiles while attending her BUILD Series panel for her latest film Their Finest on Tuesday (April 11) at the Capper Street Studio in London, England.
FYI: Gemma is wearing Jimmy Choo sandals.