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Carey Mulligan may be starring later this year in the new movie Suffragette (opens in new tab), a film about the British women's movement, but the star admits that the industry still has a long way to go in regards to women getting similarly interesting, empowering roles.
"In terms of the amount of interesting roles there are for women it's obviously massively sexist," she told Time Out London, according to The Guardian (opens in new tab). "There's a lack of material for women. A lack of great stories for women."
Talking more about the film Suffragette, the actress pointed out that while the film centers around strong, able women, it—like the movement for rights—took some time and convincing to get made.
"The mere fact that it's taken 100 years for this story to be told is hugely revealing," Mulligan said. "This is the story of equal rights in Britain, and it took years of struggle and women being tortured, abused, and persecuted, and it's never been put on-screen. It's such a reflection of our film industry that that story hasn't been told yet."
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Samantha Leal is the Deputy Editor at Well+Good, where she spends most of her day thinking of new ideas across platforms, bringing on new writers, overseeing the day-to-day of the website, and working with the awesome team to produce the best stories and packages. Before W+G, she was the Senior Web Editor for Marie Claire and the Deputy Editor for Latina.com, with bylines all over the internet. Graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a minor in African history, she’s written everything from travel guides to political op-eds to wine explainers (currently enrolled in the WSET program) to celebrity profiles. Find her online pretty much everywhere @samanthajoleal.
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