Actress Olivia Wilde slammed sexism in Hollywood during Elle’s 2022 Women in Hollywood celebration Monday night.
“I am gobsmacked by this moment. I’m deeply grateful for the support that it represents,” Wilde said. “These opportunities like tonight to gather as women are crucial. They’re extremely impactful.”
Wilde said the awards dinner was an important way for women in Hollywood to encourage one another as women in the industry battle alleged sexism. (RELATED: Gay Rom-Com Bombs At The Box Office, Billy Eichner Blames The Audience)
“In fact, sometimes it’s tempting to excuse ourselves from the burning hellfire of misogyny that defines this business and say, ‘Good night. Good luck. I’d rather eat glass.’ But we won’t let each other give up,” Wilde said.
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Wilde also said the event was “maybe our most honest acknowledgment of the constant battle we’re all fighting.”
Other honorees, including Ariana DeBose, Anne Hathaway, Issa Rae, Sydney Sweeney, Sigourney Weaver and Michelle Yeoh, were recognized at the event.
Wilde made headlines Tuesday when the nanny of two children she had with actor Jason Sudeikis claimed Sudeikis threw himself in front of Wilde’s car to prevent her from leaving him, an allegation which both actors deny.