Rose McGowan Dropped By Agent After She Tweets About Sexist Treatment at Audition for Adam Sandler
Rose McGowan didn’t appreciate a recent audition request asking that she wear a revealing outfit— “form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push-up bras encouraged).” She took her disgust public, tweeted the news, revealed that the audition was for an Adam Sandler movie, and reiterated and clarified her complaint to EW.
“I’m not trying to vilify Adam Sander,” the actress told EW in her recent interview. “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 okay.”
In that same interview to promote her directorial debut Dawn, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, McGowan spoke openly about her experience as a woman in the industry. She revealed that “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 f— me and hire me. That was said to a 17 year old.”
On the heals of this, Rose McGowan’s agent has just left Innovative Artists, McGowan’s now former agency:
Rose McGowan’s agent Sheila Wenzel has left Innovative Artist after the actress tweeted that she had been fired by her agent over comments she made regarding a role she auditioned for in an Adam Sandler movie.
Wenzel, whose other clients include Britt Robertson and Amanda Seyfried, said she couldn’t comment on the situation.