Margot Robbie wants men to watch female-led movies: 'They'd find a way to relate' – Sky News, Sky.com
Margot Robbie says she thinks men need to open themselves up to watching female-led movies.
The star was speaking to Sky News at the premiere of her new film Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn).
She produced the film, which as well as having a mostly female cast was written by a woman – Christina Hodson – and directed by a woman – Cathy Yan.
‘Men should watch more female-driven movies’
Robbie said that while she champions female film-makers, she was ultimately looking for the right people to make the movie.
She explained: “It was a big priority for me to always seek opportunities for women because they categorically and historically get fewer opportunities.
“However, at the end of the day, the best person for the job should get the job and if the best person that came in was a guy we would have had a guy directing this film, but Cathy [Yan – director] was the best person for this job. “
Robbie seemed resigned to a lack of female nominees in the directing categories at this year BAFTAs and Oscars.
“I hope that’s not the case next year,” she said.
” I loved a lot of movies this year, I loved movies that were directed by phenomenal female directors as well, but yeah, what can you do? “
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