Carey Mulligan Slams "Sexist Film Industry"

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Carey Mulligan isn't simply fighting for women's rights on the big screen — she's also championing them in real life.

In a new interview with Reader's Digest, the Suffragette star takes Hollywood to task for ignoring important stories about women.

“I don’t think it’s an oversight at all,” the British actress said. “I think we have a sexist film industry, and stories about women are largely untold. This is one that’s fallen by the wayside because of that. I think a lot of people have sat around tables in various production offices and decided it wasn’t financially viable.”

The Walker star also explained her 18-month break from acting.

“That was mainly because there wasn’t anything that interesting to work on,” she explained. “You either make a lot of compromises and play roles you’re not very keen on, or you have to wait. I’ve been incredibly lucky in getting the jobs I’ve done, and I did enough work in the earlier part of my career to allow me to sit around for a bit. But that’s a privileged position — not many people get to do that.”

In this case, less is more. But, seriously, Hollywood — are you listening? (The Guardian)
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