Filmmakers, take note: There’s more to gender equality than putting a warrior woman on screen.
That was the message The Hobbit star Evangeline Lilly sent at last week’s San Diego Comic Con. During a Nerd HQ Q&A with the actress, a female audience member asked Lilly where she found the inspiration for her badass elf character, Tauriel. Lilly refreshingly pointed out that while Tauriel is a fearsome warrior, that’s not necessarily why she’s so great.
Ultimate fighters are known for being the toughest of the tough. But that doesn’t mean they can’t get a little cheeky when equality is on the line.
That’s not Johnny Depp’s paycheck for Pirates of the Caribbean 5 or the marketing budget of the latest Marvel feature. It’s the amount Lucy pulled in at the U.S. box office over its opening weekend. That’s right, Lucy, a female-led action film starring Scarlett Johansson, beat out the weekend’s anticipated winner Hercules, a male-led action film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.micdotcom)
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