Hollywood isn’t fair, says Nicole Kidman

LONDON: Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman has revealed she does not think Hollywood is an “even playing field” for women.

The 47-year-old actress – who’s married to Australian country music singer Keith Urban – has hit out at sexism in the movie industry, saying women are given too few opportunities to demonstrate their talents.

“We’re all working and banding together and trying to change that and that’s what’s needed. We also need to put cameras in little girls’ hands and get them to tell stories and increase their confidence so that they can feel powerful,” she said.

Kidman implored women who have aspirations of forging a career within the movie industry to “take risks, raise our voices and honour the fire within”. Her remarks come shortly after Helen Mirren hit out at “ridiculous” sexism in Hollywood.