11:02 PM EDT 05/27/2015
Originally posted 05/27/2015 05:50PM
Amy Schumer has a theory about the inherent inequality of women in show business: "I think people hate women."
In a roundtable of comedic actresses assembled for The Hollywood Reporter's latest issue, the Inside Amy Schumer creator and star adds, "I don't think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling a them."
Schumer continues, "My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I'm not saying all men hate women, but there's such an aggression."
For the magazine's June 5 issue, THR sat down with Schumer, Lena Dunham, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Ellie Kemper, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, Black-ish's Tracee Ellis Ross and Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon to discuss the struggles of being a woman in entertainment and the sexism they've encountered throughout their careers.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 12:30PM
Saturday Night Live plans to add one or two black female performers to its cast as soon as January.
A representative for the NBC sketch-comedy show on Thursday confirmed reports it's answering complaints about its lack of diversity by staging showcases to choose at least one black female cast member and to hire her within weeks.
In recent weeks, the show has seen two-dozen candidates in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.
The New York Times reported that a special audition for seven or eight finalists will be held Monday on the SNL stage in Manhattan.
It's "100 percent good for the show to have an African-American woman" in its ranks, executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Times.
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