Melbourne: ‘Unstoppable’ star Rosario Dawson has blasted male film executives in Hollywood for discriminating against women.
The 31-year-old veteran of more than 40 films says it is a constant battle to score meaty roles that don`t involve being treated as a sex object.
"My whole job is mostly about feeling like I am discriminated against because I am a woman," the Daily Telegraph quoted Dawson as saying.
"It is completely OK to do it outright and out loud - it is wild, but I deal with it. I feel like being an actress, being told to lose weight and be younger - it``s crazy, but it is part and parcel of the game.
"To say that looks or age or sex doesn``t matter is ridiculous. But I feel lucky in that every single woman pretty much on the planet has to deal with that sense of how she looks, portrays herself, and this and that. We are scrutinised and compared and all of that kind of stuff.
"That is kind of what it is to be a woman, unfortunately, still to this day. Even with the coups of feminism we are still there. But at least every other woman is going through that. It`s not something extra special that I have to go through. It is just part of my job," she said.