Entertainment Reese Witherspoon: Women should be allowed to fail

14:01  13 february  2018
14:01  13 february  2018 Source:   BANG Showbiz

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Reese Witherspoon is adamant more women should have the “opportunity to fail ” in Hollywood. “It shouldn’t just be about financial success,” she told U.S. Marie Claire magazine of making movies with women for women .

Reese Witherspoon is speaking out against the mistreatment of female directors in Hollywood, telling EW during a recent Beyond Beautiful roundtable that the film industry is reluctant to give women a fair shake in the director’s chair.

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Reese Witherspoon thinks women should be given the opportunity to "fail" in Hollywood.

The 'Big Little Lies' star believes it is just important that actresses are given the chance to succeed as well as fail as it is part of the "artistry" process.

She told Marie Claire magazine: "It shouldn't just be about financial success. We should have as many opportunities to fail as we do succeed. Because artistry is not about succeeding always. It's about having the courage to try and put out into the world new ideas."

Meanwhile, Reese has been a big supporter of the #MeToo movement in the wake of Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal and she has admitted she finds "strength" in "helping other women".

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The 41-year-old actress said: "There are moments that you have to evaluate whether silence is going to be your only option. And certain times that was our only option. But now is not that time. You know, we have public voices. We have resources. But women who are workers in this country have nothing to gain in certain times by coming forward. But we want to help. It gives me strength to hopefully help other women."

Reese had previously insisted sexism and sexual harassment has been "rampant" in Hollywood for years.

She quipped: "I don't know if you guys heard, but there's been a lot of stuff going on in Hollywood. I don't know if you guys have read the news or anything, but we've been dealing with some really ugly truth of sexism and sexual harassment and it has been rampant for far longer than I've been an actress, but it's brought back a lot of painful memories for people and it's been a real time of reckoning for us and there is definitely a growing realisation that we need to take the time to really examine the biases that exist in our industry and make much needed change."

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