Anna Kendrick Calls Out Gender Bias in Hollywood

Anna Kendrick Calls Out Gender Bias in Hollywood

By Glamour

May 11, 2015

With eight movies coming up, it’s easy to see why Anna Kendrick is gracing the cover of Glamour’s June Success Issue. In her cover story, Kendrick opens up about her career, sense of humor, turning 30, and sheds some light on her “Pitch Perfect 2” character, Beca. The actress isn’t one to bite her tongue when it comes to gender inequality, like when she flat-out refused to strike a sexy pose for the "Pitch Perfect 2" poster. This time, she called out gender bias in Hollywood. 

“All the films nominated [for a Best Picture Oscar] this year had male leads. Like, every single one. So I’m glad that [equality’s] feeling like a bigger issue now," Kendrick said in Glamour. "There’s [a film I’m considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, ‘What the f--k? You have to cast for females based on who’s cast as males?’ To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f--king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it’s easier to find women to match the men. I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role.”

Well said, Anna! Read her full cover feature on, or in the June issue, on newsstands May 12. 

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Photo Credit: Steven Pan/Glamour

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