Jennifer Love Hewitt experienced an epiphany as a result of the New York Times’ shocking documentary, Framing Britney Spears, despite Britney Spears’ claims to the contrary. The Ghost Whisperer and Party of Five star said in an interview with Vulture that she didn’t realize the media had a poisonous relationship with her until she watched the new documentary and recognized how frequently she was sexualized as a young star.
Following the success of Hewitt’s 2001 romantic comedy Heartbreakers, the actress claimed she started to hate journalists who refused to highlight her acting during the film’s promotion.
I really worked hard in that movie to do a decent job as an actress, but I was upset because it was all about bodily problems, she remarked. ‘Gosh, I wish that I had known how inappropriate that was so that I could have somehow defended myself or just not answered those questions,’ I think as I get older. Most of the time, I laughed it off, but now I kind of wish I hadn’t.
Unfortunately, sexist remarks and inquiries from the media continue to be rather regular. Hewitt feels that movies like Framing Britney Spears may help educate young girls.’
It “hurt my heart a little bit when I watched that Britney Spears documentary because I remember in hindsight having that feeling,” she said. “I’m so thankful that we live in a time where hopefully that narrative will change for young girls who are growing up now, and they won’t have to have those conversations,” she said.
Recently, Zendaya made headlines for cutting off a reporter when she was questioned about the qualities she values in a partner while promoting the Netflix movie Malcolm & Marie.
“How about that? [What] I most like in a person?” the Euphoria star quipped in response.