Sir Ian McKellen: Some Actresses Exchange Sex For Roles


The man who gave us Magneeto and Gandalf, the acclaimed British actor Sir Ian McKellen, has an important message for the #MeToo movement: false accusations happen and some actresses willingly trade sex for roles.

Speaking at the Oxford Union, the Academy Award-nominated actor first honored the actual victims coming forward in the #MeToo movement, praising their courage and hoping for a better a future.

“It’s sometimes very difficult for victims to do that,” he said. “I hope we’re going through a period that will help to eradicate it altogether.”

That being said, McKellen offered another perspective, about how many women in 1960s would objectify themselves for the sake of getting roles.

“The director of the theatre I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs,” he said. “Some of them had at the bottom of their photograph ‘DRR’ — directors’ rights respected. In other words, if you give me a job, you can have sex with me.” – READ MORE

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