"I think it’s something we should talk about."
Anne Hathaway has revealed that she didn’t trust female Danish filmmaker, Lone Scherfig, on the set of One Day, because of her gender.
“I really regret not trusting her more easily,” Anne told Peter Travers on ABC News. “And I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman.”
“I’m so scared that I treated her with internalized misogyny,” she said. “I’m scared that I didn’t give her everything that she needed or that I was resisting her on some level. It’s something that I’ve thought a lot about in terms of when I get scripts to be directed by women.”
“I’m getting red talking about this,” the 34-year-old admitted. “It feels like a confession, but I think it’s something we should talk about.”
The actress realised that her bias went beyond that one experience, and that she tends to respond to films with female directors differently than films with male directors.
“When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it,” Anne continued. “And when I see a film . . . directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it… I can only acknowledge that I’ve done that and I don’t want to do that anymore.”
“I had actively tried to work with female directors,” Anne explains. “And I still had this mindset buried in there somewhere.”
Anne admitted that she has never apologised to Lone Scherfig in person, but said that she’d reach out to her soon.
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