Holliday Grainger calls out catcallers

Holliday Grainger thinks men who shout insults at women in the street should be embarrassed by their behaviour.

Holliday Grainger hates being accosted in the street.

The British screen star shot to international fame thanks to roles in Great Expectations and TV shows The Borgias and Bonnie and Clyde.

While she has no problem with fans coming to say hi, she’s less than pleased when she gets unwanted male attention.

“My mate and I were walking down the street and some guy followed us on a bike, being quite weirdly sexually threatening. Then some guy shouted at us out of a van, then another one shouted at us down the road and what did we get called? A sl*t, or a b***h, for not turning round,” Holliday fumed to British newspaper Metro when asked what annoys her.

“You forget that exists, that something like that happens and you think, ‘How is that possible? Are you not embarrassed with yourself for doing that?’”

It’s not all doom and gloom in Holliday’s world though, and she describes her perfect night as involving lots of wine, friends and music.

The 26-year-old star is about to grace cinema screens in The Riot Club, a film about an elite set of boys, whose wild night out soon descends into disastrous chaos.

She also has Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella and Tulip Fever, co-starring Christoph Waltz, Zach Galifianakis and Cara Delevingne coming up. But what Holliday is most looking forward to, is having a day off.

“When I’ve not had a day off for ages and I wake up and have that sort of anxious feelings of what time is it? What am I doing? Oh nothing!” she laughed when quizzed on what gets her excited.

“And seeing my mum when I haven’t seen her for a while. Also starting a job that you’ve prepared for so you know you can dive right in.”
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Tuesday, 16. September 2014