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Ellen Page Interview: Actress Talks Sexism In Hollywood

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When "The East" actress Ellen Page did a Reddit AMA last month, she talked about her dedication to roles where women are empowered and independent.

In a July 3rd interview with the Guardian, Page noted: "Only 23 percent of speaking roles in films today are for women. It feels we've gone backwards."

And when asked if she faced sexism in Hollywood, Page responded:

Oh my God, yeah! It's constant! It's how you're treated, it's how you're looked at, how you're expected to look in a photoshoot, it's how you're expected to shut up and not have an opinion, it's how you... If you're a girl and you don't fit the very specific vision of what a girl should be, which is always from a man's perspective, then you're a little bit at a loss.

Let's hope things start to change in the City of Angels -- and soon.

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