Emma Stone has revealed her own experiences of Hollywood sexism, recalling times where her improv jokes were “given away to male co-stars”.
The La La Land star made the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone:
“There are times in the past, making a movie, when I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion or an idea,” she said.
“I hesitate to make it about being a woman, but there have been times when I’ve improvised, they’ve laughed at my joke and then given it to my male co-star. Given my joke away.
“Or it’s been me saying, ‘I really don’t think this line is gonna work,’ and being told, ‘Just say it, just say it, if it doesn’t work we’ll cut it out.’ And they didn’t cut it out, and it really didn’t work!”
“I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion”
Stone is likely to get an Oscar nomination for her role in La La Land, which recently hit US theaters, and you can watch the trailer below: