Heather Graham has made a name for herself playing sexy moms in films such as The Hangover, Petals on the Wind, and Judy Moody.
While Graham says she loves playing a mom on television, because she is not yet a mother, she says that being in the industry is hard because Hollywood is totally sexist.
“I’m not saying the movie business isn’t sexist. It’s totally sexist,” she told Esquire, during a recent interview. “If you look at all the movies being made these days, eighty percent of them are about men.”
“There’s not much I can do about it,” she added. “It’s a sexist world and a sexist industry.”
Graham explains that she focuses on the positives of her career to help cope with the gender frustrations. “I’ve been very lucky as an actress, to work as much as I have and as consistently as I have,” she continued. “And when you don’t see the kind of stories out there that represent you, you have to make them yourself. I actually just wrote a script that I want to direct.”
“I like to approach things the same in art as in life,” Graham explained. “You can choose to look on the positive side and enjoy whatever roles you’re given. You can find the silver lining in anything.”
Graham’s most recent project has been her recurring role in the seventh and final season of Californication. Her first episode aired on April 20 on Showtime. She plays the part of a dental hygienist and the mother of David Duchovny’s baby.
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