MOR­VEN CHRISTIE ON WOMEN ON SCREEN

The Herald Magazine - - COVER STORY -

“I feel a re­spon­si­bil­ity for women. Par­tic­u­larly when projects are writ­ten and di­rected by men, I fre­quently find my­self go­ing: ‘No, I don’t be­lieve that is truth­ful.’

“All ac­tresses should be do­ing that now. The days of play­ing a gen­er­alised, pleas­ing wife char­ac­ter to what­ever male role … we have got to put our feet down.

“It is fine for a char­ac­ter to be se­condary in the story, but they can’t be a gen­er­alised or fan­tasy type wife/girl­friend char­ac­ter.

“We have to reach a point where we treat ev­ery­one like a whole hu­man be­ing. Other­wise what is the point?”

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