George Clooney says we need to be rewriting more roles for women

By George, we love him!

By Shari Nementzik

So, it’s usually your mum and her friends swooning over Mr. Clooney, but the silver fox has just become our leading man by speaking out about gender inequality in the film-making industry. Nothing is sexier than a man who gives a crap about women’s rights.

George slammed Hollywood at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, saying there is a lack of roles for women and that there could be LOADS more. If people actually took some initiative and stopped thinking so narrowly, that is.

“There’s a lot more out there if people just started thinking,” said George. “You’ll see this happening a lot, where they talk about there aren’t a lot of great roles for women. The truth of the matter is there are plenty of these films where you can stop and look and just change the gender and make a really interesting film. So we need to start thinking that way.”

And George is putting his words into actions. Even though he was originally meant to play the lead in Our Brand is Crisis,he re-wrote the role for his female BFF Sandra Bullock, who he is now co-producing the film with.

“It was a role written for a man,” he told Entertainment Times. “Sandy finally came on board and we sort of switched things around. She was exactly the right guy to make the film.”

So many feels!

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