Cate Blanchett said that women who starred in films were “no longer talked about as if it were a fashion thing”.
However, she added that the issue still needed to be kept “unfortunately politicized”.
The actress said “major progress” has been made in the industry but there are still many issues of gender equality that “need to be addressed”.
The Australian actress has had an extremely successful career, winning two Academy Awards, three Bafta Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and dozens of other prestigious awards.
Among her credits, Blanchett has played Queen Elizabeth I, a version of Bob Dylan, Galadriel in Peter Jackson’s films. Lord of the Ringsand most recently an internationally renowned composer and conductor in tarWritten and directed by Todd Field.
“There are obviously more female writers, more female producers – I still think the male-female ratio needs to be addressed,” she told BBC Radio 4’s. desert island disk.
“I think it’s no longer talked about as a fashion thing, it’s a big step forward.
“But people feel, especially in the US film industry, that you need to politicize this unfortunately.”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/cate-blanchett-opens-up-about-hollywoods-gender-battle-insisting-inequality-issue-must-remain-politicised-42212478.html Cate Blanchett opens up about the gender war in Hollywood, insists the issue of inequality must be ‘politicized’