Emma Stone reveals Hollywood directors steal her jokes and give them to male co-stars 4 years ago

Emma Stone reveals Hollywood directors steal her jokes and give them to male co-stars

The 28-year-old spoke of her past difficulties filming with directors before.

Emma Stone has opened up about the sexism she has witnessed while on film sets in the past.

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The La La Land actress was promoting her new film with Ryan Reynolds by appearing on the front cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Speaking of her firsthand experiences of sexism in showbusiness, Emma revealed that while on the set of her films, she's been ignored and shut down by directors.

The actress spoke of the difficulties women face in Hollywood, namely the idea that women are not meant to be funny in films, saying that improvisations she's thought of have been given to male co-stars:

"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...

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.

She also revealed that her personal opinion on certain lines in the script has been hushed many times before:

"...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!'"

 

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