Who would have thought that a Bond girl would be the one speaking up for sexism in Hollywood, but Gemma Arterton who is now starring in Tamara Drewe (which will open in the states next month), has opened her mouth in a big and positive way.
She recently made mention of how poorly she has been treated on the set of films, that she has almost walked off big Hollywood movies.
Here’s what she said about the power holders of Hollywood:
the ‘t**ts out there (in the film world) who don’t deserve to be in the positions they’re in and treat people like s**t’.
And here’s what she said about the type of scripts she is offered:
I read so many scripts and they’re all the same. Either the character is just someone to be in the background or they’re there to help the man, to be the love interest, like I’ve done in Prince Of Persia or Clash Of The Titans.
What I want to do is find characters who are the focus, like Nicola Six; sexy and real women, not perfect, not pin-ups.
You go girl. But let’s remember, Hollywood has never been kind to women and we know that women get more jobs when they are young. The prettier you are the more work you get, and aging…well we all know the rules (except if you are Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep.)
That women are treated like shit is not news. That women are talking about it and hopefully not taking it, is.