“When we make these movies with women we want to give them so much of an empathetic story,” says Theron. “It has to be a revenge story, or there have to be children involved. … I can’t tell you how many times I said in meetings, ‘You don’t need to excuse her for being a woman. We don’t have to point out she can have babies or she loves her husband or her brother or whatever.’ ”

Originally posted by charlotte-charmante

OMG YESSS! This is the kind of shit I’ve been complaining about for years. A woman can’t just be kick ass, nope. She had to go through some fucking trauma or “doing it all for her kids” crap. Shit gives me hives.