Geena Davis is talking her fact.
The “A League of Their Own” star, 65, claimed that filmmakers began to deal with her negatively following her Oscar win.
Davis received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on March 29, 1989, for her work within the drama “The Accidental Tourist.”
“I didn’t ever think, ‘This is my magic ticket to doing everything I want to do,’ or, like, now I was at the top of the A-list, or anything like that,” she mentioned on an episode of the Allison Interviews podcast.
She continued, “I didn’t think of it that way, but I did unexpectedly feel a tremendous feeling of having accomplished something. I thought, ‘Well, I got that out of the way. I never have to wonder if I’m going to get one of these things.’”
But the activist recalled at the least two directors, whom she didn’t identify, altering their tunes after her Oscar triumph.
“I had two directors, after I won the Oscar, who I had a rocky start with, because they assumed that I was going to think I was ‘all that,’ and they wanted to make sure that I didn’t feel like I was ‘all that,’” she mentioned.
“Without having met me or having spent any time with me or anything, they just assumed I was going to be like, ‘Well, now no one is going to tell me what to do!’” Davis mentioned. “I think maybe because I was a woman, the directors felt that way. And maybe it was even unconscious bias that they would maybe do it to a woman and not a man. But they didn’t want a woman to potentially cause them any problems.”
Davis said, “They wanted to make sure I knew my place, and maybe … it probably wouldn’t happen to a man.”
The mom of three would then go on to earn a second Oscar nod for her position in “Thelma & Louise” in 1992.
In the podcast, Davis additionally couldn’t assist however gush over her costar, Susan Sarandon. “She had the most impact of any person in my life because I’d never really spent time with a woman who moves through the world the way she does,” she mentioned of Sarandon, 75.
She mentioned, “It sounds crazy to be 33 years old at the time and first experiencing a woman like that, but I really had previously never met a woman who didn’t preface everything with, ‘Well, I don’t know what you will think, and this is probably a stupid idea, but….’”
“She just lived her life and said, ‘This is what I think.’ To have three months of exposure to that was amazing,” Davis raved.