‘FE­MALE FILM-MAK­ERS HAVE FEWER CHANCES’

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Margot Rob­bie feels that when it comes to short­list­ing a fe­male tal­ent for it takes “10 times” longer. The buzz is that the ac­tor has been in­stru­men­tal for Cathy Yan to be­come the first Asian woman to di­rect a su­per­hero film, Birds of Prey.

“Look, at the end of the day, the best per­son gets the job. That is ab­so­lutely what I be­lieve, but be­cause fe­male film-mak­ers have fewer op­por­tu­ni­ties than male film­mak­ers, we need to spend 10 times the time look­ing for fe­male film-mak­ers. We need to spend our time re­search­ing and hav­ing meet­ings and go­ing through every film at every fes­ti­val to find those fe­male voices, and once we have those short lists and it feels bal­anced, then let’s hear ev­ery­one’s take,” said Rob­bie.

She added, “For Birds of Prey, Cathy Yan was the best per­son for the job. She came in fair and square and won that.”

Rob­bie will reprise her comic book char­ac­ter Har­ley Quinn in the film.

PHOTO: AFP

Margot Rob­bie

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