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Anna Kendrick blasts Hollywood sexism: "I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation"

The "Pitch Perfect 2" star speaks out about one of the open secrets of casting

Anna Silman
May 6, 2015 12:37AM (UTC)

Anna Kendrick, long a champion of feminism in Hollywood, is speaking out about Hollywood gender bias once again.

In an interview with Glamour this week, the "Pitch Perfect 2" star shone a light on a certain sexist Hollywood casting practice that prioritizes male actors. Pointing out that all the Best Picture nominees this year had male leads, she explained: "There’s [a film I’m considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, ‘What the f--k? You have to cast for females based on who’s cast as males?’


Kendrick tried to make light of the practice, saying that it must be because there are so many talented woman in the industry. "To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f--king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it’s easier to find women to match the men," she added. "I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role.”

Fair enough -- but the whole thing still smells aca-trocious.

Anna Silman

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