Quotables: Olivia Wilde is Doing Feminism a Great Big Favor
"Any woman working at any level in any part of Hollywood will tell you … it’s really hard to get any stories made that are about women … not just women being obsessed with men or supporting men. And it’s really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role. I’m really interested in how we can adjust that considering that it’s all based on the demand. Movies are made based upon what people are asking for. Magazines are sold based upon what they think people are asking for. So really the power is in our hands, and it’s really just a matter of asking for it much louder."
--Olivia Wilde discusses the lack of good female roles in movies and simultaneously secures her place in our hearts forever.
In the same speech -- because Olivia gave a whole speech about this topic, if you needed even more of a reason to admire her -- Olivia said that she did a stage reading of "American Pie" recently where the genders were reversed, and that while the women were doing the majority of the acting, the men "started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored" and afterwards, they told her "it's boring to play the girl role!" which, sadly, is usually true. Women in Hollywood get the short end of the stick so much of the time, that if Olivia could help get just one more lady-centric movie made, one more "Bridesmaids" (please dear god, just one more), she'd be doing a whole world of good.
So we love her always now, yes?