Charlize Theron wants to see more women get opportunities in Hollywood, but she does not believe that men need to be completely removed from the process.
The “Bombshell” star touched on how the film was written and directed entirely by men, despite its primarily female cast.
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“This is such a great example of how we should not compartmentalize these stories to just one particular sex being able to tell it,” Theron told The New York Times.
“I want to see more opportunities for female writers and filmmakers, but I also think that it’s a mistake to isolate men completely from that process,” she continued. “When you find the right man to tell that story, there’s real value in that.”
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Theron believes, “We should always question this stuff… but if I had to do it all over again, I would do it exactly the same way. The men in my life are incredibly compassionate and ask questions about things in a way that is inspiring to me. Why would I eliminate that interest?”
Theron portrays Megyn Kelly in “Bombshell”. The film premieres in select theatres on Dec. 13 before a wide release on Dec. 20.