William Macy: It's hard to be a man these days

Angelo Anderson
January 23, 2018

"Men don't talk to other men".

"That's a really, really complicated question", he said, adding that actors need to be able to express themselves and try things out. "So I don't want it to throw a wet blanket on things and I don't feel that it will because half the business is women and they are smart and they are hip", he said.

The actor, who has two daughters, said he feels it is a good time to be a girl. Im proud of this business, because such things as safety in the workplace? It's changed. It changed in an instant, and it's not going back'. "When it comes to equality and pay, it's going to happen and it's going to happen quickly". 'My hat's off to our business.

He's worked with many women and said "Shameless" creator John Wells has been proactive in creating diversity in the writers' room. "It's giving the floor to these women and men who have gone through this stuff, and I'm here to support them and take a back seat". I always have. Perhaps it's the projects I choose.

"It's a good time to be a girl", Macy said.

When Rossum joined the cast of Shameless in 2011, her salary was significantly lower than her co-star, Macy.

Macy has thoughts on Time's Up.


Macy was not the only one to talk about this movement that has taken Hollywood by storm. "The long answer is as long as they have stories to tell".

"It's show biz's job to get us for as cheaply as they can - and our job to say no,"she said".

After winning performance by a male actor in a comedy for his role in the USA version of Shameless, he said he was "thrilled" that women are on the "ascendant".

SkarsgÄrd is the latest to be called out for hypocrisy after he won multiple awards for his portrayal of an abusive husband in HBO's Big Little Lies - and didn't mention victims of abuse in his acceptance speeches.

The 80-year-old actor, known for The Shawshank Redemption, said he believed "truth" was the most important part of his job. I think thats done.

Oldman's latest award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour came at an Actors Guild ceremony which saw performers who spoke out about sexual harassment celebrated.

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