James wants more female directors in Hollywood
BRITISH actress Lily James has revealed she wants to see more female directors working in Hollywood.
The 28-year-old actress has echoed the thoughts of Meryl Streep, who believes there would be fewer instances of abuse and harassment in the movie business if there were more women in positions of power.
Speaking in reference to Streep’s comments, James said: “There’d be less room for it.
“I’m lucky enough to have just made a film (Little Woods) with a young female director, the producers were women and the story was about women, and it was such a change. I hadn’t experienced that before.
“That needs to become the norm, commonplace, I want to work with female directors as much as I do male directors. I want to look around the crew and not be surrounded by men, so
that will be something that hopefully is changing, and I’m so inspired by all these people who are making their voices heard.”
James stars as Elizabeth Nel, the personal assistant to Sir Winston Churchill, in the new war drama Darkest Hour.
The movie is unlikely to appeal to some of her youngest fans, but James believes it’s important that the film reaches a wide audience.
She added: “We can learn so much from our history. Especially at the moment. You watch a film about a very powerful leader at the time where he really was the voice and will of the people and united the country.
“I don’t think there’s necessarily that kind of strength in leaders at the moment, so I think it’s quite inspiring.” – Bang Media
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