Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Binoche: Don't call me a feminist

Juliette Binoche says she's bored of talking about film roles for women

Juliette Binoche has revealed she is fed up of talking about the struggle older actresses face to get good parts.

The Chocolat star, 47, told The Guardian the debate about how difficult it is for mature women to land leading roles has "been there for ages".

She added: "It's boring! We're kind of feeding this thought in talking about it. If we talk about something else, people will think differently, and we'll change it.

"Because we're responsible, as women - journalist, actress, whoever - just to move on."

The French actress, who will appear in the play Mademoiselle Julie in London's Barbican next year, also said she doesn't consider herself a feminist.

"(I'm) aware of my feminine and masculine parts, sure. (But that term) just puts people in a stereotyped way of thinking," she added.

"I think creation and doing, being active, is more important than talking about it."

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