Debby Ryan Says Right Now is a 'Really Cool Time' For Women in the Film Industry

Debby Ryan Says Right Now is a 'Really Cool Time' For Women in the Film Industry

Many female celebrities have spoken out about the unrelenting sexism and gender pay gap in Hollywood, from Chloe Grace Moretz, who advocates for equal pay, to Jennifer Lawrence.

Still, even with the difficulties that face women, Debby Ryan is trying to focus on the positive aspects to being a modern-day actress.

“It’s a really cool time in the industry to be a woman,” the 24-year-old Insatiable actress told Rolling Stone of her experiences, “It’s really cool to [read a script] and not just be someone’s girlfriend or daughter.”

She also spoke about transitioning from her Disney years, and how finding more adult roles gave her a “real fresh start.”

“The best part in the years since we ended [Jessie] has been being able to walk through a couple doors that have been open, and then bang down some that were closed because people saw me with mouse ears. I got a real fresh start. Being a big deal in one specific world still does give you a bit of anonymity throughout the rest of the industry.”

We’re glad that she doesn’t feel her past roles are holding her back, and we can’t wait to see what projects she does next!

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