Actress Mila Kunis has revealed a time when she “felt objectified” by a Hollywood film producer after she refused to pose half-naked for a men’s magazine.
The Black Swan star said the producer told her that she’ll “never work in this town again” when she declined to take part in the photo shoot.
Kunis had strong words to say regarding gender equality in an open letter published on A Plus, she wrote:
“Throughout my career, there have been moments when I have been insulted, sidelined, paid less, creatively ignored, and otherwise diminished based on my gender.
“I taught myself that to succeed as a woman in this industry I had to play by the rules of the boys’ club. But the older I got and the longer I worked in this industry, the more I realised that it’s bullshit! And, worse, that I was complicit in allowing it to happen.”
“I’m done compromising; even more so, I’m done with being compromised.
“So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate.
“If this is happening to me, it is happening more aggressively to women everywhere.”
You can read the full letter here. Kunis next stars alongside Bryan Cranston in Jackpot.