British starlet Emma Watson at only 25 has her own stories of sexism in Hollywood, repeatedly.
Watson told The Guardian… “I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women. Of the producers I’ve worked with 13 have been male and only one has been a woman.
”But I am lucky, I have always insisted on being treated equally and have generally won that equality. Most of the problems I have encountered have been in the media, where I have been treated so incredibly differently from my male co-stars.”
“I think my work with the UN has probably made me even more aware of the problems. I went out for a work dinner recently. It was seven men…and me,”
So what’s the answer to get more women in Hollywood, especially when the stats are so bleak? It seems for many women, it’s about using your power once you get to the to the top. Zoe Saldana and Reese Witherspoon have both started production companies, Meryl Streep is producing a screenwriting workshop for women, and Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence just said “f*ck this” and are writing their projects for themselves.
Watson just wrapped ‘Beauty and The Beast’ which is due out in 2016.