“Wonder Woman” stars Robin Wright and Chris Pine are the latest celebs to take part in Variety‘s Actors On Actors interview series, in which they address the changing Hollywood climate in the wake of the Time’s Up movement.
“I think in the last few years, actresses just saying, ‘We have to bust it wide open’ — I feel like the glass ceiling is cracked. Finally,” “House Of Cards” star Wright says about the changes in the entertainment industry that have seen more women asserting their power. “We just need to allow more time for more transparency to occur. And that transparency starts with getting rid of old conditions and traditions.”
While the actress admits there’s still a ways to go, there’s been recognizable movement behind the scenes when it comes to women.
“The top 100 films are predominantly male-directed and female-produced. So female producers, huge increase. We just need to get more writers and directors and roles for women,” she says.
Pine, meanwhile, recognizes the need for change and giving the next generation of filmmakers the tools they need to succeed.
“Creating the machinery and the movement in the industry, where young women are getting educated in directing, so there’s a clear path toward success, instead of obstructions,” he says.
Wright agrees: “And giving them the chance. You’ve got to give that, because all of those guys got a chance at some point in their career.”
Watch the full interview below as the pair discuss “House Of Cards”, politics, and Pine’s series with Patty Jenkins, “I Am The Night”.