Alexander Skarsgärd just called out the ‘disgusting’ double standard for women in Hollywood

‘I’m 100 percent feminist'

The Big Little Lies cast has been at the forefront of the recent movements against the mistreatment of women, with the show’s leading actresses using their time on stage to call for change this awards season.

The show’s leading man, Alexander Skarsgärd, it seems is no different. The 41-year-old actor played Perry, the abusive husband to Nicole Kidman’s Celeste, and like his female co-stars, he never misses a chance to pledge his support to women in the industry.

‘There is a double standard [in the film industry],’ he explained in an interview with Elle UK. ‘I notice that with actress friends of mine. And it’s disgusting. It’s not a problem that’s specific to Hollywood.’

He continued: ‘I think you see this in many professions, where men in power think they’re entitled. So these women are very brave to talk about it, and I do believe it will fundamentally change things.’

‘I’m 100 percent feminist. Sweden is very progressive. In terms of equal rights, I think it’s ahead of most countries.’

Big Little Lies cast

This isn’t the first time that the actor has pledged his support to women in the industry, using his speech at the Golden Globes to thank the powerhouse women he shared the screen with.

‘I am here tonight because I had the privilege of working with a group of extraordinarily talented women,’ he explained.

‘Nicole, I love you. Thank you for making this the greatest experience of my career.’

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