January 21, 2015

Sienna Miller’s career felt the effects of sexism in Hollywood.




The American Sniper actress recently sat down for an interview with Variety where she revealed how sexism led to her taking a break from making movies for a bit.

The 33-year-old explained, “It’s completely sexist. It’s completely imbalanced. It’s insane. I had an experience with the New York Times, where my ex-boyfriend Jude was doing a play on Broadway. They did a profile on him, and during the article referred to the fact that he had a relationship with me. The following week, the same newspaper did an article on me and referred to Jude as ‘a fling.’ As if I was promiscuous, and all the connotations that come with that word. That’s sexism in the upper echelon of journalism. Don’t get me started. Even Channing Tatum says with his past of being a dancer, if that was a woman, it would be really hard to come back from that. Dancer? I mean, stripper!”


Sienna explained how that kind of coverage forced her to take a step back from Hollywood saying, “I’d been, not by choice, dissected by the media and exposed and all the things that really make it hard to be a good actor, or to be seen as characters, to disappear into something. And I always had strong and pure intentions. But it was just being swallowed up by this tabloid animal.”