"What the f--k?"
That was Anna Kendrick's response to gender bias in Hollywood while discussing the pervasive issue with Glamour for the fashion magazine's June 2015 issue.
“All the films nominated [for a Best Picture Oscar] this year had male leads," she said. "Like, every single one. So I’m glad that [equality’s] feeling like a bigger issue now … There’s [a film I’m considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, ‘What the f--k? You have to cast for females based on who’s cast as males?’ To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f--king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it’s easier to find women to match the men. I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably talented women for every role.”
The actress, who stars in this month's "Pitch Perfect 2," might be an unbelievably talented woman herself, but yet she is refreshingly down-to-earth.
“I live in the same kind of house as everybody else," she told Glamour. "I drive the same kind of car. I eat the same kind of food. Although I am making a superior carrot soup lately!”
Head over to Glamour.com for more photos and excerpts from Kendrick's interview.