'Veronica Mars' Star Kristen Bell Calls Out Hollywood's Sexism Like a Boss
It looks like someone is taking a page from Oscar winner Cate Blanchett's book. Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell made a statement akin to Blanchett's speech at the 2014 Oscars — multi-dimensional female characters need more airtime in film. While Bell has based most of her career on playing strong and dominant female characters, this isn't the case for most of the actresses in Hollywood today. Bell told the Huffington Post:
I would like to see roles written with a lot more depth. I would like to see roles continued to be written with the depth that Veronica Mars is. Not just the girlfriend – but someone who is a dynamic, multi-dimensional character, just like the guy.
The more actresses are willing to address the issue, the better. Bell's statement marks the second occasion in just a few weeks that an actress has publicly spoke about the diversity and availability of female roles in 2014. The last actress to tackle the issue was Blanchett, as I mentioned, in her Oscar speech.“Those in the industry who are foolishly clinging to the idea that female films, with women in the centre are niche experiences — they are not,” Blanchett said. “Audiences want to see them. In fact, they earn money.” Bell continued to express the same feelings as her fellow actress, adding in her statement:“For me as a viewer, it’s inherently more interesting to watch a female because of the layers she possesses. I’m just glad that other audience members feel the same,” she said.Well Kristen, we certainly agree. It's time for the rest of Hollywood to catch on.