nobody movie_Minnie Driver says, “Don’t just hire a woman filmmaker to check that box.”

“Don’t just hire a woman filmmaker to tick the box”: Minnie Driver believes that “shoe bucking doesn’t solve the problem” when she talks about political correctness in Hollywood

Minnie Driver has spoken out about “tick boxing” in Hollywood and believes there is “a tremendous amount of shoe horning”.

The actress, 52, was promoting her memoir Managing Expectations London‘s Conway Hall on Monday night, where she addressed the issue of political correctness.

The Goodwill Hunting star said: “Don’t just hire a woman filmmaker to tick that box.

‘Don’t just hire a woman filmmaker to have her tick that box’: Minnie Driver believes that ‘shoe bucking doesn’t solve the problem’ as she spoke about political correctness in Hollywood (pictured in March)

“There’s a lot of ‘shoe horning’ and it doesn’t solve the problem. Instead, we should share knowledge and mentorship so that the women who get jobs are the best candidates anyway.”

The event comes amid her claims that her role as a star almost didn’t materialize after the now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein contradicted her presence in The Goodwill Hunting.

That’s what the movie star claimed Times of London Over the weekend, the 70-year-old convicted sex offender told production that “nobody wants to fuck her”.

Speaking: The actress, 52, promoted her memoir Managing Expectations at London's Conway Hall on Monday night, where she addressed the issue of political correctness (pictured Tuesday)

Speaking: The actress, 52, promoted her memoir Managing Expectations at London's Conway Hall on Monday night, where she addressed the issue of political correctness (pictured Tuesday)

Speaking: The actress, 52, promoted her memoir Managing Expectations at London’s Conway Hall on Monday night, where she addressed the issue of political correctness (pictured Tuesday)

Despite Weinstein’s abusive comments, producers fought to keep her in the picture, as did Matt Damon, who starred and co-wrote the film with friend and co-star Ben Affleck.

“I remember feeling so devastated until I was like, ‘Wait, consider the source for a minute. That’s one hell of a pig – why on earth do you worry about that shit that says you’re not sexy? remind.

She added that she balanced the relief of not being targeted like some of Weinstein’s other victims with the knowledge that he could still derail her career.

Traumatizing: The event comes amid her claims that her role as a star almost didn't materialize after now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein objected to her presence on The Goodwill Hunting (pictured August 2021)

Traumatizing: The event comes amid her claims that her role as a star almost didn't materialize after now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein objected to her presence on The Goodwill Hunting (pictured August 2021)

Traumatizing: The event comes amid her claims that her role as a star almost didn’t materialize after now-disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein objected to her presence on The Goodwill Hunting (pictured August 2021)

“But that has consequences: maybe I won’t get hired because people think I don’t have the required sexual quality,” she continued. “How awful to think I was one of the lucky ones [who escaped him] because he didn’t think I was fuckable.

“And how amazing and wonderful that it’s turned around and young men and women in my industry aren’t going to experience that.”

Weinstein, who is currently serving a 23-year sentence, claimed in a statement he only wanted Ashley Judd instead of Minnie for the role.

Cruel: “Nobody would want to fuck her,” Weinstein reportedly said, leaving Minnue “devastated” (Harvey pictured December 2014).

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