Alexander Skarsgard is speaking up about inequality in Hollywood, declaring that he’s noticed a double standard when it comes to how men and women are treated in the entertainment industry.
“There is a double standard [in the film industry],” Skarsgard said in a recent interview with Elle UK, reports E! News. “I notice that with actress friends of mine. And it’s disgusting. It’s not a problem that’s specific to Hollywood. 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.”
The native of Sweden credits the progressive views of his homeland for his enlightened views on feminism.
“I’m 100 per cent feminist,” said the 41-year-old “Big Little Lies” star. “Sweden is very progressive. In terms of equal rights, I think it’s ahead of most countries.”
You can read Skarsgard’s entire interview when the March edition of Elle UK hits newsstands on February 7.