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Saturday 31 January 2015

Gerwig: I don't like indie movies

Greta Gerwig said she loves big Hollywood movies
Greta Gerwig said she loves big Hollywood movies

Greta Gerwig has confessed she doesn't really like indie films that much and wants to do more big studio blockbusters.

The 29-year-old actress - best known for appearing with Ben Stiller in Greenberg and opposite Russell Brand in the flop Arthur remake - has been described as an "indie movie darling", but admits she is not happy with the tag.

Greta said: "My heart doesn't like indie films or studio films. I love a big movie. I love seeing something that really feels like Hollywood and I'd love to do more of them.

"I just don't want to do things where the female part is just a cipher where you're just kind of not really doing anything and you're just there to look nice. I try not to do them because I don't think it's good for women and not to be like pretentious about it, but I don't know a single woman who just stands beside somebody, and to portray that in a movie just seems false and rude."

The 29-year-old actress' latest starring role is in indie film Frances Ha, which she co-wrote with director boyfriend Noah Baumbach, who is at the helm of the movie.

The film was shot in black and white.

Greta said: "Since making a very intuitive decision, we've intellectualised the decision and come up with a lot of fancy reasons for it, but really it was just one of those things that felt right and we could do it."

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