Julie Delpy Thinks Being Black Is Easier Than Being a Woman in Hollywood

Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy attended the world premiere of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Dec. 14 in Hollywood. Jesse Grant/Getty Images

Julie Delpy is sharing her views on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The two-time nominee said during an interview with The Wrap at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 22, that she’d rather be black than a woman in Hollywood. 

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“Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and I was slashed to pieces by the media,” the Avengers: Age of Ultron star explained. “It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward.”

Delpy, 46, also noted that she considers being female in Hollywood a huge challenge.

“It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all,” she added. “Nothing worse than being a woman in this business. I really believe that.”

Delpy’s remarks came after stars — including Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee — spoke out about boycotting the Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year’s nominations.

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Following the outcry from celebrities, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors released a statement on Friday vowing to double its minority and female membership by the 2020 Oscars.

Delpy isn’t the first female star to voice her frustration about being a woman in Tinseltown. Jennifer Lawrence previously spoke out about wage inequality in Hollywood. 

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