Freida Pinto is not afraid to speak out against the inequalities women face in Hollywood.
The actress spoke with E! News in an exclusive interview and explained why in addition to fighting for equal pay, we must fight to break away from casting women in objectifying, over-sexualized roles.
“People are still giving in to the idea of the female characters being objectified or overly sexualized in films and it’s working, it’s because people are habituated in that and you have to break that” the actress told us before adding, “You have to break that in a smart but aggressive way.”
And while she is no stranger to portraying strong female roles on screen—like that of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire who had been forced into prostitution as a child in India, an issue which Pinto believes is part due to cultural and religious implications—Frieda says she’s also played plenty of cookie-cutter stereotypical roles for women onscreen as well.
via E! News