The award-winning British actress calls out Hollywood:
Actress Emma Thompson, who plays a 77-year-old prostitute in her newest film “The Legend of Barney Thompson,” says sexism in Hollywood is more prevalent now than when she started out as a young actress.
“I think it’s still completely s– actually,” Ms. Thompson said in this week’s issue of Radio Times magazine. “I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement 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.”
That Hollywood can hardly think of anything any starring roles for a talent like Emma Thompson should tell you everything you need to know about the status of women in the movie industry.
If you want a rare treat this weekend, pick up a copy of The Tall Guy, starring Thompson and Jeff Goldblum, and Rowan Atkinson in a wicked supporting role.