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Gerwig: I don't like indie 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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