Rose McGowan ‘fired’

Published: June 25, 2015

Rose McGowan ‘fired’, Actor and director Rose McGowan says she has been fired by her agent for pointing out sexism in a casting call for an Adam Sandler movie.

McGowan, best known for her appearances in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse project and the television show Charmed, took to Twitter last week to rail against a casting note which called for actors to show off their cleavage with pushup bras. She later revealed the call was for an unspecified Adam Sandler film.

– rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 18, 2015
casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die pic.twitter.com/lCWGTV537t

Last night McGowan posted that she had been fired by her “wussy acting agent” for pointing out “the bullshit in Hollywood”. The Hollywood Reporter has since named her agents as Sheila Wenzel and Steve Muller at Innovative Artists.

– rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 25, 2015
I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bullshit in Hollywood. Hahaha. #douchebags #awesome #BRINGIT

McGowan, 41, who recently made the jump to directing with the critically acclaimed Sundance short Dawn, has described her reasons for making the initial comment in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“It was just so dumb,” she said. “I was offended by the stupidity more than anything. I was offended by the fact that went through so many people’s hands and nobody red flagged it. This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally OK.

“The part that made me laugh was where it said, ‘Make sure you read the script so you understand the context of the scene,'” said McGowan. “That was the part that made me laugh the hardest.”

McGowan said she was “not trying to vilify Adam Sandler”, but added: “Although someone did tell me that when he did his Netflix deal, he said, ‘I signed with Netflix because it rhymes with Wet Chicks.’ I mean, what? What in the fuck is going on? No!”

The actor, who will make her feature film directing debut on the upcoming thriller The Pines, said she had battled Hollywood sexism for more than two decades.

“When I did my first film, I was told by my agent that I would need to have long hair so men in this town would want to fuck me and hire me,” she said. “That was said to a 17-year-old.”

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