Hollywood may have come some way in tackling its diversity problem over last 100 years but there’s still a long way to go.
Up-and-coming actress Gemma Chan, best known for her role in Channel 4’s Humans, has now given her thoughts on the situation, saying both sexism and racism are still problems within the film industry.
In an interview with the Telegraph, she claimed she would often be declined an audition as they were “only going to see white people.”
Speaking of on-screen gender balance, Chan said: “The statistics are really depressing. I remember reading some that made me think, ‘Oh, you are more likely to see an alien in a Hollywood film than an Asian woman.’”