Charlize Theron has spoken up Image: Getty
Charlize Theron has spoken up about the issue which is fast gaining global momentum. The lack of female narratives, and the need for more women-led commercial films have been addressed by several actors, like Jessica Chastain and Elizabeth Banks. And now, Theron has attacked the blatant Hollywood sexism, which has spared no room for big budget women-centric films.
"I am ashamed to be a part of an industry that has never allowed a woman to work with a budget higher than what the budget has been for Wonder Woman," Theron told Variety recently. "That's so f****** caveman-like. I am always hoping that this is the movie that's going to change it and keep it for us," added the 41-year-old actor, whose upcoming film Atomic Blonde is an action spy thriller, where she plays an MI6 agent.
"We've had moments like these, where women really showcase themselves and kind of break glass ceilings. And then we don't sustain it," said the Mad Max: Fury Road star. "Or there's one movie that doesn't do well, and all of a sudden, no one wants to make a female-driven film," added Theron. The Oscar winner basically slammed the Hollywood producers who do not trust women to carry a big budget film on their shoulders. Theron has worked with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins in her Oscar-winning film Monster and has questioned the lack of female narratives in Hollywood.