Carey Mulligan, currently promoting the period film, Far from the Madding Crowd, called the film industry “massively sexist” in a new interview with Time Out London. “In terms of the amount of interesting roles there are for women, it’s obviously massively sexist,” she said, according to The Guardian. “There’s a lack of material for women. A lack of great stories for women.”
Mulligan, who can be seen on Broadway opposite Bill Nighy in Skylight, was talking to Time Out about Suffragette, a film about Britain’s women’s voting-right’s movement that Mulligan is starring in alongside Meryl Streep. “The mere fact that it’s taken 100 years for this story to be told is hugely revealing,” Mulligan said. “This is the story of equal rights in Britain, and it took years of struggle and women being tortured, abused and persecuted, and it’s never been put on-screen. It’s such a reflection of our film industry that that story hasn’t been told yet.”
Suffragette doesn’t arrive in U.S. theaters until Oct. 23, but Far from the Madding Crowd comes out May 1. Watch the teaser for Suffragette below.