Throughout the year, The Hollywood Reporter hosts intimate roundtable discussions with top talent from across the entertainment industry. The actress roundtable is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated discussions produced by the series.
Hosted by THR Executive Editor Matthew Belloni, this year’s actress roundtable consisted of Oscar hopefuls Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”), Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Laura Dern (“Wild”), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Hilary Swank (“The Homesman”) and Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”).
There has been a great deal of muttering in the press about the scant selection of great female performances leading up to the 2015 Academy Awards. Complaining about the absence of competition, however, neither solves the problem of inequity in the entertainment nor does it honor the women vying for the prize this year.
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Engaging, as THR does with its roundtables, is what puts us on the road to progress. Check out the uncut 50 minute roundtable below: