After a Golden Globe nomination for her new movie Bombshell, Charlize Theron broke her silence on Hollywood Foreign Press Association left female directors away the nominations.
The HFPA is a non-profit organization which runs the Golden Globes, has announced only five female filmmakers in Barbra Streisand of “Yentl,” Jane Campion of “The Piano,” Sofia Coppola of “Lost in Translation,” Kathryn Bigelow of “The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty” and Ava DuVernay of “Selma,” with Streissand the only female filmmaker to win Best Director.
There are numerous who have seen the banner year for female directors, while Theron broke her silence in an interview with The Los Angeles Times, “it’s ‘really really tough” to discover no female directors nomination this year.
She added, “I think it gets really frustrating when we we have to remember that women directors, especially, are just trying to get their numbers up,”
One of the blonde beauties continued saying, “They represent 10% of our directors in the industry, and when you have a good year like we had this year with such great work, it is incredibly frustrating,”
Theron added, “No woman wants to get nominated because it’s the right thing to do. It’s really, really ridiculous. It’s not cool,”
She said, “It’s really hard, and I think it’s unfair, and it’s why we can’t stop this fight. We gotta keep making noise until we’re heard and these stories get recognized,”
The 44-year-old actress also talked about her own film Bombshell, in which she plays lead role Megyn Kelly. The features the former women at Fox News Gretchen Carlson (played by Nicole Kidman) including Megyn who raised their voices against the abusive ways of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
The storyline of the film revolves around the three influential women, is directed by Jay Roach and written by Charles Randolph.
She was asked during the interview why she backed an American television executive and media consultant as a filmmaker.
She referred to director Ava DuVernay, who lately directed the mini-series When They See Us, the story of the five young males known as the Central Park Five.
Theron further talked that Jay Roach had directed true-story adaptations close to “Bombshell” for instance Recount, Game Change and All the Way, was a ‘no-brainer’.
She also has given credit to writer Charles Randolph, who dearly vowed to take the story on that subject. He has been worked on this subject for two years which seems to be insane, even he has given great energy in every single line of the story.
Theron believes his work unbelievable by making hat off as he dedicated his two years to bring master piece for all.
She praised his writing like this, “It was a man who decided he wanted to spend two years researching this and spending time and energy to make this project. I think that’s incredible, and I take my hat off to any man who wants to dedicate two years of their life to something like this,”