Naomie Harris on filmmaking: An actress can feel very alienated.

Naomie HarrisActor Naomie Harris [Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3; Moonlight and others] comments on the portrayal of women in movies:

“Everything starts in the writing, and getting more and more women’s perspective in the writing will have a huge impact on the quality of films we get…”

She has not yet been directed by a woman, and says she would love to be:

“It would make a big difference. Often as an actress you can feel very alienated, especially if you are playing the female lead in a male-dominated cast and environment…”

She has also noted that “Film is such a male-dominated industry.

“There’s a lot of ‘who you know’ in terms of how you get promoted. The whole way the business is constructed [means there are ] just men at every level, which makes it really hard for women to get their feet in the door.

“Also, the way of working makes it very difficult for women to succeed in the business. It must be incredibly hard if you have children to navigate the hours.”

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Continued on The Inner Actor