London, Sep 17 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe strongly believes Hollywood needs to step up and fix gender bias as he feels there’s a lack of roles for women in the industry.
“It’s sad that people are having to come out as feminist. I thought we’d have got beyond this point. I would hope it would be assumed of me that I was one. You see amazing male characters, and there is an absolute dearth of roles for women,” Radcliffe told Elle magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The 27-year-old had earlier shared that he thought gender equality wasn’t an issue in Hollywood anymore.
“It is nuts to me. I’m incredibly glad gender equality has come up because I had just f***ing naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening?
“It’s crazy. It is definitely the time for our industry to step up. Especially if we want to pride ourselves on being a liberal, progressive industry then you can’t be doing that,” the “Now You See Me 2” actor added.