LONDON: “Boyhood” star Ethan Hawke has blasted gender inequality in Hollywood, saying his daughters have turned him into a feminist.
The 44-year-old actor also responded to the Oscars speech made by his “Boyhood” co-star Patricia Arquette which called for equal rights for women in the US.
“Patricia is a brass tacks, old-school feminist and I have so much respect for her,” he said.
Discussing her speech, he added, “I think it’s about time.
She’s right. The movie business is such a boys’ club. I have been making movies for 30 years.”
“I’ve done probably more than 40 movies, and this year is the first time I’ve been directed by a woman.
People think this gender equality thing has happened, but it’s fascinating having three daughters and seeing the world through their eyes. It really does turn you into a feminist.”