Yet another Oscar-winning actress has spoken out about sexism in the industry, and she’s “not impressed.”
Emma Thompson told Radio Times that over the course of her career, the way Hollywood treats women has gotten worse. “I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement,” she said, “and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So no, I am not impressed at all.”
The 56-year-old actress also criticized the lack of opportunities for older women, adding that in her latest movie, The Legend of Barney Thomson, she plays a 77-year-old woman. “It would be really nice to get someone who is actually 77 to play her, but it’s a wildly comic role, and I couldn’t resist,” Thompson said.
“When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world,” she added, “and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women, and I find that very disturbing and sad.”
Read more of Thompson’s comments at Radio Times.