You can’t blame Eddie Redmayne or Benedict Cumberbatch but inequality will lead to a milky, anodyne culture. To an extent that’s already happened … There’s not enough writing for women or people of colour. It frustrates me when they insist on doing all-male Shakespearean productions – a wonderful intellectual exercise, maybe, but it’s outrageous because it’s putting a lot of women out of work.
Christopher Eccleston pointing out inequalities in media representation in a polite and collected manner, and generally continuing to be a superb human being. (x)
I met him socially, I suppose it was orchestrated… an orchestrated occasion. It was a deliberate attempt for me to spend just 5 minutes with him and realize that it was worth everything to stay. And sure enough, I kind of met him and thought “I so want to carry on doing this with you, you’re amazing.” [x]
“You’ve been in that skin suit too long. You’ve forgotten. There used to be a real Margaret Blaine. You killed her and stripped her and used the skin. You’re pleading for mercy out of a dead woman’s lips.”