‘FEMALE FILM-MAKERS HAVE FEWER CHANCES’
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.