Ellen Page says Hollywood has “gone backwards” in battling sexism
Ellen Page isn’t very happy about how woman are continually treated in Hollywood, not only in their roles and careers, but in marketing and promotions.
Page herself has done very well in Hollywood. Starring in “Juno,” and “Inception,” to only name two giant hits, and most recently “X-Men: Days of Future Past”. In her career the actress has always seemed to have found the perfect roles for herself. Page is even set to star in the upcoming Quantic Dream game “Beyond: Two Souls” furthering her impressive list of talenets even more. Page recently talked about the bleak state of affairs that awaits women in Hollywood, the 26 year old actor spoke out about sexism in the industry to the Guardian stating, “It’s constant! It’s how you’re treated, it’s how you’re looked at, how you’re expected to look in a photoshoot, it’s how you’re expected to shut up and not have an opinion.”
Sexism isn’t a universal treatment, it varies on how you act and look according to Page who said, “If you’re a girl and you don’t fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man’s perspective, then you’re a little bit at a loss.”
Page has always voiced her opinions about sensitive topics, her most recent online quarral was with Naughty Dog (another video game publisher) in the game ‘The Last of Us’ a character that bears a striking resemblance to Page was the latest topic of a Reddit AMA session where she stated, “I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness, but I am actually acting in a video game called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not appreciated.”
When it comes to women and their roles in Hollywood Page offered some grimm statistics, “Only 23 percent of speaking roles in films today are for women,” she said. “It feels we’ve gone backwards.”