Scarlett Johansson says there is more female presence in Hollywood

Scarlett Johansson is proud to see more women being given opportunities in Hollywood, as she feels the scene was dominated by men only ten years ago.

The star, who says there is definitely more “female energy” in the industry, explained to Turning Points magazine: “We see more female directors, more women in various departments on set.

If you looked around a film set even 10 years ago, it was basically a bunch of dudes; maybe in the wardrobe department or in the hair and makeup department there would be women.

Now you see more female camera assistants, cinematographers, grips. It’s nice to have a diverse group of people so that it doesn’t become so one-note – to have a female energy on set, to have different types of people and different vibes, and a more balanced creative environment.”

Meanwhile, the Avengers star had recently confessed it was disappointing to be named the highest-grossing actress while no other woman appeared in the top 10.

She shared: “It’s exciting to be the only woman in this category [but] it’s kind of disappointing actually to be the only woman in this category. That was a little bit of a surprise to me.”

And while Scarlett is upset about a gender pay gap that exists in Hollywood to this day, she is fortunate to make a great living doing what she loves.

“There’s something icky about me having that conversation unless it applies to a greater whole. I am very fortunate, I make a really good living and I’m proud to be an actress who’s making as much as many of my male peers at this stage.

I think every woman has [been underpaid]. But unless I’m addressing it as a larger problem, for me to talk about my own personal experience with it feels a little obnoxious. It’s part of a larger conversation about feminism in general,” she explained.

Elvis Michael

Elvis is a featured writer for Morning Ticker, where this post originally appeared.

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