Emmy Rossum Turned Down a Director Who Wanted Her to Show Up in a Bikini Instead of Audition

Emmy Rossum is a talented acting veteran who needs no introductions. However, like many other female actors in the industry, she experienced sexism in Hollywood. Rossum recounted an experience where a director asked her to show up in a bikini to audition for a movie, but the star turned it down.

Emmy Rossum turned down a blockbuster movie because of a sexist request

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In 2017, Rossum and her co-stars sat down for a heart-to-heart roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter. Others at the table were America Ferrera, Minnie Driver, Issa Rae, Kathryn Hahn and Pamela Adlon.


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