Megan Fox Gets Candid About the State of Hollywood: "There's No Morality"
Being a woman in Hollywood isn't easy–something that actress Megan Fox knows about firsthand. In an interview with Hong Kong's Prestige magazine, she opened up about what's like to work in film industry and the misogyny she's faced throughout her career.
"Women are undervalued. Equal pay for equal work," she said when asked about the one thing she'd change in Hollywood. "There are some very dark negative things that go on on set, between actors or between actors and directors—specifically to actresses—that we have to go through. There's no morality or integrity within the studio system. It's completely about greed. If there was a way to change that, I of course would."
To fix what goes on behind the scenes, Fox advocates for supporting one another and encouraging women to advocate for women-driven films and TV show. "I think we have to be supportive of each other. It's such a patriarchal and misogynistic workplace, it's run by men for the most part and you're finally starting to see more interesting shows and more interesting movies now—and that's because women are getting behind the camera and writing and producing," Fox said.
"I think it's really hard for men, because of our conditioning, to write good roles for women or to even understand how to utilize a woman to her fullest potential, because we're all taught – or have been thus far – that men are knights in shining armor that protect the little wilted lily princess trapped in the tower."