The prolific TV creator and media entrepreneur said that being the first guest editor of THR's Women in Entertainment series made her feel "protective" that Hollywood leaders are portrayed as "creative and rude."
Shonda Rhimes wants the world to know how "creative and rude" women of entertainment are. The first guest editor of The Hollywood Reporter & # 39; Women in Entertainment & # 39; He talked about how women get up during a "moment of time" in THR & # 39; s Women in Breakfast Entertainment on Wednesday morning.
"I thought it was normal, I mean, Oprah [Winfrey] had to have done it, Beyonce, clearly, Meryl Streep, definitely, obviously," Rhimes said, surprised that she was the first guest editor. While speaking with a crowd of attendees, including Angelina Jolie, THR the protagonist Jennifer Lawrence, Glenn Close, Justin Timberlake, Lea Michele and Gugu Mbatha-Raw at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
The prolific TV creator and media entrepreneur spoke about how the wave of sexual harassment and assault accusations is making this a crucial period for women: "This lightning, brightly lit, & # 39; Maids we are by on top of these red hats, Westeros is ours, we are reclaiming our time, we are balancing our baseball bats "Lemonade", now we are all Wonder Women because guess what, women are so MADE with this sexual disaster that makes you feel like you can put your creepy hands on us so there is the door because you have to go time of time settling. "
Rhimes said that the edition of the theme by the guests was a feat that at first caused" itching and itching, insomnia and suffering ", but managed to continue working on the publication by following what made her successful: listening to the women around her.
"My daughter told me to ask for a story about powerful women and their teenage daughters," Rhimes said. "I heard horror stories at a baby shower and that became an article about how women who are working in this business are treated when they are pregnant." I was furious with what turned out to be a great story about boots, I did a great interview. about sexual harassment and abuse and what can be done, I tried with all my might to stalk Jennifer Lawrence to find out how she does it, but THR received a restraining order and I loved each one of them "
] Rhimes said working on the issue left her with a sense of protection to portray the industry leaders, dynamos and breakers who are a force in film and television.
"And I ended up with this feeling of protection for you, my companions in entertainment," he said. "Protector of how this theme would represent you After all, in our business, the way we portray women tells the world who women are, I just want the world to know how powerful and creative and rude and original you are." .  Also at breakfast, Lawrence received the Leadership Award from Sherry Lansing, presented by Lansing; Sarah Silverman uttered the opening words; Jolie gave the main speech; and Gal Gadot and Justin Timberlake were present to help present more than $ 1 million in college scholarships to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds who have participated in THR & # 39; s highly competitive Entertainment Mentoring Program, Now entering its tenth year, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles.
The VIP event was sponsored by American Airlines, Fiji Water, Forevermark, Gersh, eOne, SAG-AFTRA and Loyola Marymount University in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater LA and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.