Daniel Radcliffe: 'I think I'm a feminist'
The Harry Potter actor called for more roles in top positions in the entertainment industry to be made available to women
Daniel Radcliffe – boy wizard, theatre exhibitionist, and now, defender of women.
The Harry Potter actor has declared himself a feminist, and called for more roles in top positions in the entertainment industry to be made available to women.
Asked by Stylist magazine whether he sought out scripts with rounded roles across the cast, he replied:
“Well, on more than one film I’ve persuaded people to build up the female roles.
“There are certainly more female writers now than there were but the fact remains, most female parts are written by men. At least there are so many more female directors, producers and directors of photography [DOP] now.
“I worked with an amazing DOP last year, Reed Morano, who did Kill Your Darlings, and what she did for that film was amazing. I think – I hope – the film industry is becoming a lot more balanced.”
Questioned further over whether he’d ever put his morals where his mouth is and campaign for greater gender equality in film, he answered:
“Well, I think I’m a feminist, just by the virtue of the fact that I believe in equal rights for everyone.”
However, it wouldn’t be his first port of call, were he to be granted a stint in the director’s chair.
“But also if I was going to campaign for the removal of one thing in the film industry it would be the whole bulls**t hierarchy, where people are often treated like crap by those who work above them, such as actors who see being on a film set as a chance to behave like entitled sociopaths,” he told the publication.
“So I know that’s one thing when I’m a director… if, IF! I’m a director, which I want to be, obviously…”
Earlier this month, Radcliffe expressed an interest in directing because he is “quite good with people”.
“I would love to direct,” he told Variety. “I do it in my head when I’m watching other directors direct. The mistake I see even the really good directors make is they assume they are the only creative person on the set.”
- 2 Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
Yemen crisis: Meet the child soldiers who have forsaken books for Kalashnikovs
Alan Rickman admits editing 'terrible' script with friends in Pizza Hut behind backs of writers on Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rarest Beanie Baby of them all could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This privately-owned company designs and manuf...
£22000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An opportunity has arisen at th...
£36000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus: Ashdown Group: HR Manager (Generalist) -Old...