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"I fell off the cliff"

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Geena Davis won an honorary Oscar for her work the representation of women and girls in children's entertainment by the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media. The history of the industry from sexism, Stereotyping and double standards are a subject she is all too familiar with, as her own acting opportunities have dried up after the age of 40. "data-reactid =" 32 "> Geena Davis has won an honorary Oscar for her work promoting the representation of women and girls in children's entertainment by the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media. The history of the industry with sexism, stereotypes and double standards is a subject she is all too familiar with since her own acting opportunities have dried up after she is 40.

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"In the early stages of my career, I thought cheerfully," Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange and Sally Field all make these great films that focus on women. And I get these great roles, really tippy top roles, so things have to get better for women. “But suddenly the great roles were incredibly rare. It was a big difference, ”she adds.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Davis – who was name-checked in Brad Pitt's Oscar acceptance speech in this year as a thank you for helping him secure his breakthrough role as her lover at the groundbreaking ceremony Thelma & Louise – admits she's disappointed that her biggest roles haven't resulted in the change in Hollywood she hoped would come. "Data-reactid =" 35 "> Davis – who was checked by name in Brad Pitt's Oscar acceptance speech earlier this year as thanks for helping him secure his breakthrough role as her mistress in the groundbreaking Thelma & Louise – admits to be disappointed that her biggest roles didn't start the change in Hollywood she had hoped would come.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" Everyone said: & # 39; Now we go like this to have a lot of films with women, ”she says Thelma & Louisein which she starred alongside Susan Sarandon. “And I said, 'Hot dog! I am in something that has changed. "And then A league of its own comes out and everyone says, "Now there are going to be so many sports films for women!" And five years go by … It was a shock that absolutely nothing happened. "" data-reactid = "40"> "Everyone said:" Now we're going to have so many films with women, "she says of Thelma & Louise, in which she starred alongside Susan Sarandon." And I thought: "Hot dog! I'm in something that has changed. ”And then a league of its own comes out and everyone says,“ Now there will be so many sports films for women! ” And five years go by … It was a shock that absolutely nothing happened. "

Davis and Thelma & Louise co-star Susan Sarandon were both nominated for Academy Awards. (Photo: Photos International / Getty Images)

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"You can't say anything because it will kill your career," she says of the general attitude towards harassment, adding that after # MeToo, people can really talk about it now. It's like night and day and it's amazing. "

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