Sigourney Weaver, honored on the Goya: “My heart goes out to the women who dare to talk about abuse” | EUROtoday

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The American actress Sigourney Weaver, who tomorrow will accumulate the International Goya Award in Valladolid, believes that the modifications that cinema wants to realize equality between women and men will come from the hand of ladies themselves, who’re those who “will manage to do it.” “. “I feel I’ll see it. And we should give the credit score to the ladies themselves, who’re those who’re making this modification potential, and if not, take a look at the historical past of Barbie, a distinct love story from a gender viewpoint,” he said in a press conference.

Weaver was friendly and relaxed, and repeated on several occasions that she really likes Spain. She only changed her gesture slightly when she was asked about sexual abuse in the film industry. She regretted learning from a journalist that a case of abuse by a Spanish film director had recently become known, in reference to the accusations against Carlos Vermut, a candidate for two awards at last year's ceremony. “My coronary heart and my solidarity is with these ladies, with those that dare to talk of those conditions. Reporting abuse helps all ladies really feel safer.”

“We knew that the #MeToo I wasn't going to vary issues in a single day (…) and it’s a drawback that happens in all areas. But there’s an increasing number of gentle In these circumstances, a distinction has been made.

The actress has not shied away from any questions, together with her Bad opinion concerning the politics of “extreme right, and far right”, he specified. And she has insisted on “the empowerment of women and the importance of not taking things for granted: how women feel or their power to say no.”

She herself is an effective instance of this tenacity, which has marked her profession as a result of, in her youth, none of his movie academics trusted his expertise. “But I didn't give up,” she defined. “I'm very lucky to be here, I didn't give up despite that lack of initial motivation,” stated Weaver, who has by no means cared if the characters she has been supplied have been huge or small as a result of for her the important factor is an effective historical past.

“I'm not a snob, I'm not an intellectual, I like to try everythingscience fiction, comedy…”, he stated, earlier than mentioning that, for instance, on Sunday morning he’ll go away Spain early as a result of on Monday he continues filming Avatar 3.

In the few hours that she is going to stay on Spanish soil, the actress will accumulate the International Goya for the thirty eighth version of those awards, a recognition for which she feels “deeply honored” as a result of she has “a great reverence for the history of Spanish and Mexican cinema.” “.

Elegantly dressed in a bottle green suit, with a striking brooch on the lapel and a white shirt, Weaver chose flat shoes, despite which she stood out when posing for photos between the president of the Academy, Fernando Mndez Leite, and the mayor of the city, Jess Julio Carnero, from his 183 centimeters Tall.