Despite the many, many hurdles female actors, directors, and so on and so forth still face when it comes to representation in Hollywood, 2015 has brought with it one major change -- pretty much every week a new Hollywood star is feeling comfortable enough in her skin to speak out against the industry's rampant sexism. From Jennifer Lawrence to Anne Hathaway to Ava DuVernay and back again, the ladies are getting real, and this time, it's former "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" star Emily Browning who has a thing or two to say about Hollywood.
“I’m so determined not to play the hot babe that doesn’t say anything, that can’t have an opinion, but it’s so difficult to resist all of that," Browning, who is currently starring in "Legend," told The Guardian. "Hollywood movies are made for white men, and that’s something I think about and which bothers me all the time.
“The sad thing is it’s so consistent, and so present," she added. "Sometimes you don’t even notice it.”
In fact, Browning's experience living and working in Los Angeles filming "Lemony Snicket" were so daunting that she didn't appear in a major studio film until five years later, with "The Uninvited."
“I saw a world I didn’t want to be part of,” she continued. “I was hanging out with kids who had never been to school, who only knew the film industry, and it freaked me out. I had certain people who were telling me, if I was lucky, I could be the star of a Nickelodeon show. I thought, ‘No, I can’t do this. I need to get out of here.’ And for a while, I thought I didn’t want to be an actress. That it had been fun for a bit, but it’s not for me.”