This year, we’ve seen many of Hollywood’s biggest female players speak out against the sexist entertainment industry. Now, a man named George Clooney is sharing his thoughts and they are much more favorable than what other famous penis-owners have said in the past.
At the Toronto International Film Festival, Clooney pointed out that movie roles originally written with a man in mind could easily be played by a woman, reports The Wrap. “There’s a lot more out there if people just started thinking,” he said. Clooney was originally set to play the lead in Our Brand is Crisis, which ended up being turned over to Sandra Bullock. Both Clooney and Bullock co-produced the film.
Bullock was actually the one who came up with the idea. “About two and a half years ago I put out feelers saying, ‘I’m not reading anything I’m excited about,’” Bullock told Entertainment Weekly in August. “‘Are there any male roles out there that [the filmmakers] don’t mind switching to female?’”
Clooney immediately showed his support. “The minute she called and said she wanted to play the role that had been written as a man,” said Clooney, the script was brought out of development and the movie went into production. “You’ll see this happening a lot, where they talk about there aren’t a lot of great roles for women,” he explained to ET. “The truth of the matter is there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film. So we need to start thinking that way.”
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