Julie Delpy is sharing her views on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The two-time nominee said during an interview with The Wrap at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 22, that she’d rather be black than a woman in Hollywood.
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“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” the Avengers: Age of Ultron star explained. “It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.”
Delpy, 46, also noted that she considers being female in Hollywood a huge challenge.
“It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all,” she added. “Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.”
Delpy’s remarks came after stars — including Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee — spoke out about boycotting the Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations.
Following the outcry from celebrities, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors released a statement on Friday vowing to double its minority and female membership by the 2020 Oscars.
Delpy isn’t the first female star to voice her frustration about being a woman in Tinseltown. Jennifer Lawrence previously spoke out about wage inequality in Hollywood.