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Emma Watson has said it before and she'll say it again—there's sexism in Hollywood and it needs to stop.
The Regression actress revealed to The Guardian that when it comes to the dynamics between men and women in the film industry, the numbers are far off balance.
"I have experienced sexism in that I have been directed by male directors 17 times and only twice by women," Watson said of her career thus far working on the Harry Potter franchise, as well as My Week with Marilyn and Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. "Of the producers I've worked with, 13 have been male and only one has been a woman." These numbers come in addition to the already bleak ratio of male to female lead roles on-screen, which has decreased since 2002.
The 25-year-old Brown University graduate has championed for gender equality on far more than one occasion, including an appeal to the United Nations before she launched her HeForShe campaign, which has been described as a solidarity movement for gender equality encompassing both men and women. A year after it's launch, the movement has gained a following of nearly 500,000 men worldwide.
Despite its early success, the program has opened Watson's eyes to the great gender divide that lives outside of Hollywood.
"I went out for a work dinner recently [for the UN]," Watson said. "It was seven men...and me."