In a recent interview this Wednesday, Phoebe Dynevor, best known for her role in the hit show Bridgerton, candidly discussed the obstacles she has had to overcome while seeking substantial roles in Hollywood. The actress expressed her dissatisfaction about the limited opportunities for actresses within her age bracket and revealed her future aspiration to become a producer.
The Challenges of Landing Substantial Roles in Hollywood
In her conversation with The Evening Standard, Dynevor opened up about her experiences in Hollywood. Despite landing a leading role in Netflix’s psychological thriller Fair Play, she admitted to not having achieved the level of success she had hoped for. She disclosed her desire for more opportunities for women actors in the industry, stating, “I have read some great scripts recently. And yeah, I probably shouldn’t be saying this, but there is still, like, not that many parts going.”
The Gender Imbalance in Hollywood
Dynevor further dissects the gender disparity within the industry. She observes an abundance of roles for male actors while feeling a lack of opportunities for female actors, particularly within her age range. She notes, “There is such a space for male actors… there are so many of them. And they’re all great…But you know, when I think about the girls my age… there’s way more room for them and there is still not enough room for us.”
Dynevor’s Future Aspirations
Looking towards the future, Phoebe Dynevor aspires to produce in order to fill in these gaps in representation. “I eventually want to produce,” she stated, “I would like to create the material that I feel is missing. I don’t know when that will be, but it’s a dream of mine.”
Not Alone in the Struggle
Dynevor is not the only actress who has vocalized this struggle. Greta Lee highlighted during The Hollywood Reporter‘s actress roundtable that even Barbie star Margot Robbie initiated her production company LuckyChap due to the male-dominated nature of quality roles. Robbie agreed with Lee’s statement, reiterating, “Every time I read them, I’d be like, ‘Ah but the male role…’ I was like, nope, we’ve got to make it so you read the female role and you’re like, ‘She’s got the best scenes. She’s got all the moments. She’s got it.’”
The issues addressed by Phoebe Dynevor in her recent interview shine a light on the persistent gender biases within Hollywood. These insights serve as a call to action for more gender-balanced representation in significant roles within the industry. Continual dialogue on this subject is crucial for holding the industry accountable and fostering change. For other news related to developments within the world of entertainment, don’t hesitate to visit HitPlay.