You know Allison Williams from, among other things, the classic HBO show, girls,
However, you might not know that during her early days in acting, Allison made a brief appearance on another HBO show, Boardwalk Empire — and it doesn’t sound like her experience on set was a great one.
During a recent appearance on the “Women Behind the Words” panel at the Nantucket Film Festival (via IndieWire), Allison was struck by what a crew member told her as well as how female-identified in Hollywood it is. How reflects the general attitude towards people.
Alison said she was a stand-in for the show’s pilot and that being a part of it was “the best experience ever”. “A wonderful pilot,” she said. “It was shot on film. It was unbelievable.”
However, Allison then recalled an experience she had when she was at craft services on set. “A member of the crew came over and said, ‘So what do you do here? You’re the hottie on set?'”
Allison further said that such experiences have been quite common for her while working in Hollywood. “This is an example, I’m at work and someone says that to me,” she said before recalling another inappropriate comment made by someone on a different set.
,[A]The actor I worked with later…he saw me eating the pastry and said, ‘Don’t you want to be successful?’ You know, these kinds of comments inevitably come up.
After recalling these anecdotes, she told the other panelists, “Look how shocked you two are.” “That familiar, fuzzy feeling.”
You can read more about Allison’s comments here.