Maisie Williams wants to challenge Hollywood sexism, one role at a time

Actually, make that one actress at a time. The Game of Thrones actress is calling on her cohorts to change the industry by saying no to the role of “the girlfriend” or “the hot piece.”

In a new interview with London newspaper Evening Standard, Williams spoke out about the difficulties of being a woman in Hollywood

“There are a lot of roles that come in that are ‘the girlfriend’ or ‘the hot piece’ in a movie or TV series,” she said

“That’s something I’ve seen first-hand and read all the time. It will say ‘Derek: intelligent, good with kids, funny, really good at this’ and then it will say ‘Sandra: hot in a sort of cute way’ — and that’s all you get. That’s the way your character is described, so going into an audition you are channelling ‘hot,’ which isn’t like a person. That’s not who a person is. That’s what I see and that’s what needs to change.” Read more…

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Maisie Williams wants fellow actresses to refuse ‘hot piece’ roles