Sandra Bullock believes Hollywood gender pay gap will 'take care of itself'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 November 2015
Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock thinks the problem of unequal gender pay in Hollywood will be be fixed once society's perception of women changes

Sandra Bullock thinks the problem of unequal pay in Hollywood will "take care of itself" once society perceives women as equals to men.

The Oscar-winning actress is the latest star to voice her frustration over gender inequality in the movie business and she thinks the problems with pay and sexism in Tinsel Town are a symptom of sexism in society.

Speaking to Variety, she said: "We're mocked and judged in the media and articles. Really, how men are described in articles versus women, there's a big difference.

"Once we start shifting how we perceive women and stop thinking about them as less than, the pay disparity will take care of itself. There's a much bigger issue at hand. I'm glad Hollywood got caught."

Sandra, 51, can recall an epiphany moment she had on a film set 10 years ago when she realised she had become "fearful" of where her career was heading because she was a woman in her 40s.

She explained: "I found myself yelling and being angry. And I was like, 'What is happening to me?' I was literally fearful. And I realised, it's because I'm female. It dawned on me. At that day and age, at that point in my career, it was the worst experience I ever had."

Despite her current frustrations - which have also been publicly shared by many of her peers such as Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Reese Witherspoon - Sandra is hopeful things will have changed in society by the time her five-year-old son Louis is an adult.

She said: "I want him to think I'm the boss and women are equal, but I can't really support that in the outside world. I hope in my lifetime, for him, everything is a level-playing field. We can hope."

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