- Lerato Marabe refuses to sit quietly and watch women be overshadowed by men in the entertainment scene
- The actress wants to see more women put in leading parts on screen and also among production teams
- She has been using women’s month to speak out about the injustices women face in the industry
During women’s month, Lerato Marabe has been very vocal about women’s place in the entertainment industry and she believe that women need to have more prominent roles in the industry.
Best known for her role as Pretty on ‘Skeem Saam’, Lerato wants to see more women leading productions both in front and behind the camera.
While she is happy with the progress made so far, she believes that a lot more can be done to change the stereotypes.
Speaking to TimesLIVE Lerato went on to say that there has been a shift in the types of roles women played. Women are now being offered more leading parts and parts as heroines.
She also added that backstage, women need to change men’s perceptions that they are only good enough to be part of the wardrobe and makeup teams. She wants to see more women taking up positions of directors and producers.
Earlier this month, Briefly.co.za reported on Lerato’s view of sexual harassment as she opened up about her fellow professionals view the matter.
She pointed out that more people are aware of the harassment that takes place, but it has now become something of a joke to them and they can just laugh it off.
She also feels that it is being treated as if it were part of the job when it clearly shouldn’t be.
She strongly believed that if more actors spoke out about the issue and raised awareness then there would be more a bigger movement to stop the abuse of power.
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