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Emmy Rossum reveals her nightmare experience with a male director
‘We really love your work, but we just want to see how tight your ass is.’
Right after Alison Brie revealed her sexistEntourageaudition, another famous television star has come forward with a gross Hollywood story. Emmy Rossum, the star of the American adaptation ofShameless, opened up to her fellow actresses about how she had been asked to show up at a director’s office – in a bikini.
DuringThe Hollywood Reporter’sComedy Actress Roundtable, Emmy Rossum joined the likes ofSpeechless’Minnie Driver,Ugly Betty’sAmerica Ferrera,Insecure’sIssa Rae amongst others to talk about what it’s like working in the industry. Rossum revealed that as recently as last year, she was still expected to objectify herself for a director – even though she was guaranteed the role.
She said, ‘My agent called me and was like, ‘I’m so embarrassed to make this call, but there’s a big movie and they’re going to offer it to you. They really love your work on the show. But the director wants you to come into his office in a bikini. There’s no audition. That’s all you have to do.’’
However Emmy’s mind didn’t initially jump to the sexist undertones and she revealed, ‘I actually had this moment like, ‘Well, how good is the part?’ For a second, I was like, ‘Would I do it? Send me the script. Maybe the character is in a bikini in the movie.’
There wasn’t any nudity or even a bikini in the movie, she later found out. She explained the director’s intentions, saying, ‘He wanted to know if I was fat now. That was basically the question.’
TheShamelessactress was recently involved in a short film series directed by David Schwimmer, revolving around the theme of sexual harassment in the workplace. In her short namedThe Politician, she plays a journalist interviewing a politician who makes advances on her.
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