Mila Kunis has turned into the most recent actor to blast the entertainment industry in an open letter, uncovering a male producer undermined she would “never work in this town again” after she declined to pose semi-nyde to promote a film.
In the letter, published on Ashton Kutcher (Kunis’ husband) site A Plus, the Bad Moms actor mourned the sexism she has encountered amid her career, and how she was regularly “complicit” in it.
“I taught myself that to succeed as a woman in this industry I had to play by the rules of the boy’s club,” she wrote.
“But the older I got and the longer I worked in this industry, the more I realised that it’s bullshit! And, worse, that I was complicit in allowing it to happen.”
In one instance detailed in the letter, Kunis pushed back back against a producer who wanted her to pose semi-nude in a men’s magazine as part of a film’s press tour. She was told she would “never work in this town again” after giving what she described as the first “no” in her career.
“The film made a lot of money and I did work in this town again, and again, and again,” she wrote.
“What this producer may never realise is that he spoke aloud the exact fear every woman feels when confronted with gender bias in the workplace.”