Chris Rock does not play when it comes to supporting women!
During an “Actors on Actors” interview with Nicole Kidman for Variety, the actor and comedian shared one of his set deal-breakers.
“I’ve fired people because they couldn’t listen to a woman,” said Chris Rock. “I was like, ‘How come he’s not doing…?’ And then I realize, ‘Oh.'”
He spoke on his guidelines and Nicole Kidman also talked about her upcoming role as Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being The Ricardos.”
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Kidman shared the hardships Lucille Ball faced in the industry.
“She was a trailblazer. She formed her production company. Desi [Arnaz] was Cuban, and she had to fight to get him on the show,” she said. “They had just so many things in their marriage that are so relevant today, and what she was also dealing with in terms of everything that artists deal with, where you’re up against big corporations. And you’re like, ‘No, this is art.'”
Chris Rock also chimed in on the challenges the “I Love Lucy,” star may have faced back in the day.
“Let’s not downplay the fact [of] how hard it must’ve been to be a woman at that time going through, you know, just like, ‘I’m the boss. Not him. I’m the boss,'” he added.
For Chris Rock, it has never been an issue when it comes to working under the leadership of women which he credits to his strong mother. He mentions that having female comics for mentors like Joy Behar and Susie Essman also had a huge influence on him.
“I just always was around these powerful women,” continued Chris Rock. “I mean, even in comedy, the clubs were run by women…Everybody talks about how stand-up is a boys’ club, but stand-up’s been run by a lot of women for a lot of years.”
We agree Chris Rock. Women truly do run the world!
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