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Lea Seydoux talks about the pressure of being a woman in Hollywood

Well-known Hollywood actress of French descent, Lea Seydoux, has said that she does not feel comfortable with the pressure of being a woman in Hollywood, when compared to the film industry in Europe.

The 38-year-old has stated that women in Hollywood are constantly under pressure to look beautiful, trying to keep themselves to the maximum in order to get new roles, while this pressure does not happen in the European film industry.

"Industry America is rude to women. Women there have a hard time getting old. I don't want it to get to the point where I'm afraid of getting old and not being desirable and losing my contract. In America, when it comes to making money, you lose your freedom. I don't feel comfortable as a woman who has to be perfect non-stop. Being a woman on the screen is easier in Europe," the actress told Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Lea is part of the cast of director Denis Villeneuve's new film, Dune: Part Two, and she has reflected on her experiences of being a lead actress in France and a supporting actress in America.

"I am satisfied with the parts I have been given to play in the film. I'm not frustrated. It is difficult for someone who is not totally American to lead a Hollywood film," said Lea.

As for fame, she said that she is not one of the people who immediately recognize her in public.

"I'm famous, but many people don't know me. I can go freely on the bus or train and no one recognizes me", said the actress.

Lea Seydoux is known for her role as one of the "Bond" girls, Madeleine Swan, in the well-known "James Bond 007" films, such as "Spectre" and "No Time To Die".

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