Emily Browning: Hollywood movies are for white men

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Emily Browning: Hollywood movies are for white men

Emily Browning thinks "Hollywood movies are made for white men".

The 26-year-old actress - who stars alongside Tom Hardy in the new crime thriller 'Legend', about London gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray - has claimed it's tough for her to avoid playing the part of the "hot babe" because Hollywood films are geared towards a specific group.

She shared: "I got told all the time when I was younger that I am wise beyond my years, before I realised they say that to everyone.

"I'm so determined not to play the hot babe that doesn't say anything, that can't have an opinion, but it's so difficult to resist all of that. Hollywood movies are made for white men, and that's something I think about and which bothers me all the time.

"The sad thing is it's so consistent, and so present. Sometimes you don't even notice it."

Meanwhile, Emily - who appears as Frances Shea, Reggie's wife in 'Legend' - admitted she's best at playing fragile characters because she finds them easy to relate to.

She told the Guardian newspaper: "I'm plagued by constant anxiety.

"It's this nagging, buzzing little thing in my head. I learned a word the other day - metacognition - which is to have awareness and understanding of your own thought process.

"Sometimes, I think about what I'm thinking about on this constant loop until I feel like my brain is eating itself. If I sit still for too long, that's what it feels like; falling into a black hole in my own mind. When I'm in front of the camera, that's the only time I really get a release. I'm just there."