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I feel like actresses often get lumped with these questions, and it’s like, sure, there’s disparity, but you should ask the people in power — they’re the ones who have the responsibility and the power to change stuff.’ Which is exactly what she is planning to do, from the inside.
‘I think being funny comes with an authority that people find hard to give women in general,’ she says.
‘The power to make a joke, to have the punchline — it can be very competitive and quite a masculine energy.
Bridesmaids star Rose Byrne has lamented the Hollywood tradition where men crack the jokes and the women play the straight role.
The actress said female comedians were not supported by the film industry as “being funny comes with an authority that people find hard to give women”.