Actresses face plenty of obstacles. There’s the Hollywood gender pay gap to grapple with, plus the possibility that people will think you’re “a bitch” if you speak up for yourself. Then, there are the endless casting calls that reveal just how limited the range of parts for women is. Don’t forget the ubiquitous bodyshaming and impossible beauty standards.
Despite what we know about sexism in the entertainment industry, we’re still shocked at some of the things our favorite performers have had to deal with. Here are eight of the most lousy things directors have said to actresses. Yes, these things still happen.