Marion Cotillard: Feminism creates too much separation
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 September 2015
'Macbeth' star Marion Cotillard has claimed feminism creates "too much separation"
Marion Cotillard thinks feminism creates "too much separation".
The 39-year-old actress, who stars alongside Michael Fassbender in the Justin Kurzel-directed 'Macbeth', has revealed she doesn't consider herself to be a feminist and isn't keen to "separate women from men".
She said: "Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a film festival like Cannes to have five movies directed by women and five by men.
"For me, it doesn't create equality, it creates separation. I don't qualify myself as a feminist. We need to fight for women's rights, but I don't want to separate women from men.
"We're separated already but we're not made the same and it's the difference that creates this energy in creation and love."
Marion - whose previous film credits include 'A Very Long Engagement' and 'Inception' - also claimed there's a danger attached to using the word feminism.
She told Porter magazine: "Sometimes in the word feminism, there is too much separation."
Next year, Marion will star alongside 'Spectre' star Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel in the drama 'It's Only the End of the World', while she's also been cast in 'Assassin's Creed', which is based on the popular video game franchise.