‘Casting couch is not just a man’s fault’, says ‘Vada Chennai’ actress Andrea Jeremiah

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:24 AM IST


Dhanush’s latest film, Vada Chennai, is gaining humongous appreciation from the audience and critics. The movie also stars Aishwarya Rajesh, Ameer and Andrea Jeremiah in a pivotal role. However, In the light of the ongoing Me Too movement, where many a-listers are getting accused of sexual harassment, actress Andrea Jeremiah also made statement.

Vada Chennai actress in an interview with Behindwoods spoke about the casting couch in the industry and whether she has faced it or not. Andrea said, “I’ve never experienced casting couch myself. If I date a guy, it is only because I like him and vice versa. I am an actor, and I know other actors who have never had a casting couch experience. It also depends on the vibe you give off to people. If somebody meets me, they will know that his girl means business”.

Adding that “casting couch is not just a man’s fault”, she said, “It is important to say this because we blame the other side always. If women are not willing to sleep for work, then they won’t ask for it. A woman should have the confidence and say ‘I believe myself and I won’t sleep with anyone’. Then casting couch will not exist. If they don’t have that confidence and compromise, men are also humans. And this makes it difficult for women who don’t want to compromise”.


Andrea went on to say, “Take me for an example. I don’t come from a film background. I don’t have any producer’s influence. I’ve made my mistakes. I worked my way up. I work with big directors. I work with good actors. I act in female-centric films. And I do all this, without ever indulging in a casting couch experience. Because I believe in hardwork, talent, and blessing. It is possible. It may take more time, but it’s possible”.

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Published on: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 03:02 PM IST