Anne Hathaway has revealed that she struggled to trust the director of her 2011 film One Day because she was a woman.
The Hollywood actress admitting ‘resisting’ Lone Scherfig’s direction and blamed her own ‘internalised misogyny’ for her reluctance to believe in a female director.
The actress told ABC’s Peter Travers about her difficulty working with Scherfig on the film set and added that she regretted her behaviour.
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‘Internalised misogyny’: Anne Hathaway revealed that she didn’t trustdirector Lone Scherfig when they worked on One Day together because she was a woman
The Les Miserables star said: ‘I really regret not trusting her more easily.
‘And I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman.
‘It’s so hard to admit and I hope people understand that.’
The director: Lone Scherfig is one of the few female directors working in film but Anne admitted that she ‘didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with’
‘I’m so scared that I didn’t give her everything that she needed.’
Anne continued: ‘When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what’s wrong with it. And when I see a film… directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it.’
The actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables, said she wanted to change her attitude towards female directors.