10 reuzeberoemde vrouwen over gendergelijkheid in Hollywood

Oprah: 'If I were to tell you what I got paid for movies, you would laugh.'

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Van Emma Watsons roerende HeForShe-toespraak tot de open brief die Jennifer Lawrence de lezers van Lenny voorschotelde, hier is wat een aantal van de beroemdste vrouwen te zeggen heeft over gendergelijkheid (of eigenlijk het ontbreken daarvan) in de industrie. Oprah: 'If I were to tell you what I got paid for movies, you would laugh.' 

 

1) Jessica Chastain'We need more diversity. We're not telling the stories of many, we're telling the stories of few. There's a problem with the storytelling, with the protagonists... it's in front of the camera, it's behind the camera...This is not how we want to be working and we need to tell the stories of all.' 

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'There's misinformation out there. Someone wrote an article once that I made a certain amount of money for The Martian. I made less than a quarter of that in reality. And so people are already saying, 'yeah, she's making less than her male co-stars because she's making this.' I made less than a quarter of that in reality. There is a huge wage gap in the industry.'

— HuffPost Live

2) Jennifer Lawrence'I would be lying if I didn't say there was an element of wanting to be liked that influenced my decision to close the deal without a real fight. I didn't want to seem 'difficult' or 'spoiled.' At the time, that seemed like a fine idea, until I saw the payroll on the Internet and realized every man I was working with definitely didn't worry about being 'difficult' or 'spoiled.' 

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— Lenny

3) Emma Watson'Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, not as two opposing sets of ideals.'

— tijdens de HeForShe Campaign launch

4) Meryl Streep'No one has ever asked an actor, "You're playing a strong-minded man." We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal.'

— 60 Minutes

5) Lena Dunham'Feminists believe that men and women should have the same opportunities. If you are a feminist you believe in equal rights as a whole. That's not a concept you can really shoot down.'

— JFL42 Comedy Festival in Toronto

6) Kerry Washington'Having your story told as a woman, as a person of color, as a lesbian, or as a trans person or as any member of any disenfranchised community is sadly often still a radical idea.' 

— Tijdens haar GLAAD Vanguard Award toespraak

7) Natalie Portman'I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible...The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you're making a 'feminist' story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That's not feminist; that's macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.'

— Elle UK

8) Nicole Kidman'Obviously we need to create more opportunities, it's not an even playing field...We also need to put cameras in little girls' hands and get them to tell stories and increase their confidence so that they can feel powerful.'

— tijdens de Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles

9) Oprah'If I were to tell you what I got paid for movies, you would laugh.'

— CBS This Morning

10) Beyoncé'You know, equality is a myth, and for some reason, everyone accepts the fact that women don't make as much money as men do. I don't understand that. Why do we have to take a backseat?'

— GQ