While speaking at Glamour's Women Of The Year Event in NY, the actress shared her opinions about sexism in Hollywood.
"I hope, Amy Schumer – and all the other incredible nominees – that you'll give me the rights to your biopic first," she said. "Although, Amy, I'm five years older than you, so I'll probably have to play your grandmother in the movie, by Hollywood standards, and you'll probably have to play your own mother."
She went on to talk about producing projects with more female perspective.
"Films with women at the center are not a public service project. They are a big-time, bottom line-enhancing, money-making commodity," she said, citing two of her company's box office smashes: Gone Girl and Wild.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I think we are in a cultural crisis in every field, in every industry. Women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions," Witherspoon added toward the end of her speech. "No wonder we don't have the healthcare we deserve or paid family leave or public access to early childhood education. And that really worries me. How can we expect legislation with our rights and needs being preserved if we don't have equal representation?"
"I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to believe in our own ability? To be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change."Source