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Alice Eve stands by controversial Caitlyn Jenner comments

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Alice Eve stands by controversial Caitlyn Jenner comments

Alice Eve still stands by her controversial comments made about Caitlyn Jenner "playing at being a woman."

The 'Star Trek Into Darkness' actress doesn't regret her claims made earlier this year about the 66-year-old former athlete not being a true woman, despite sparking outrage and being branded a "transphobic" by some angry fans.

She explained: "I maintain that we need to have equality and that was a moment I thought was worth mentioning - that we are not equal. I think it's a really complicated time in terms of gender equality. I think we're redefining what those parameters are and I think that I was part of a movement of re-evaluation and I still hope to be a part of that."

And the subject of inequality is something the 33-year-old star holds very close to her heart as she has admitted she's experienced sexism in Hollywood throughout her career.

She told Hello! Fashion Monthly: "I've certainly experienced things that made me feel uncomfortable. In life, too. Being a woman, you have to know boundaries and it's good that we're talking about it so that everybody knows the rules."

Meanwhile, Alice came under fire in April and was forced to delete her comment on Instagram after she claimed Caitlyn - who was known as Bruce Jenner prior to her gender transition surgery - wasn't a proper woman because she doesn't experience inequality like other females do.

She said at the time: "If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because women can't compete in the decathlon. You wouldn't be a hero.

"You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn't given a chance. Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a 'woman' while retaining the benefits of being a man is unfair."

The January issue of HELLO! Fashion Monthly is out now.