Natalie Dormer thinks gender equality is coming

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 November 2015
Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer

'Hunger Games' actress Natalie Dormer has claimed "the tide is turning" in regards to gender equality in Hollywood

Natalie Dormer thinks "the tide is turning" in terms of gender equality in Hollywood.

The 'Hunger Games' actress has become the latest big-name star to enter into the debate about the movie industry's pay gap, saying she's optimistic things are slowly starting to improve for actresses.

She said: "I'm an optimist. I genuinely believe the tide is turning and it all starts with the writing. We need more scripts that do these things, that give the equality in the writing to the characters, because what we're looking for ultimately is gender irrelevance."

Natalie, 33, said the 'Hunger Games' franchise may transpire to be something of a turning point for the movie business.

Asked to explain what she meant, Natalie told Radio Times: "That Coin (Julianne Moore) could have been played by a man easily, that Cressida could have been played by a man, that Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) could have been a young boy, a reluctant hero, as opposed to the reluctant heroine.

"When we get to gender irrelevance, when a character is not defined by their gender, that's when we'll know we're there.

"We're heading slowly in that direction and I think how wonderful that the tide is turning."

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