I do consider myself a feminist. And I actually think that I have learnt quite a bit from Stella in playing her, spending time with her, inhabiting her views on life, and I strongly feel that she has made me a better woman more embracing of my femininity and how I will and will not be treated.
“As girls, we’re kind of taught to say ‘I’m sorry’ all the time. It’s like you walk through the door, and you’re automatically saying, ‘Sorry! Sorry. Did I step on you? I’m sorry. Did I… Did I breathe? Oh my- I’m so sorry’. I’m playing a character who never said she’s sorry. There’s something beautiful in the weathered, unapologetic stories; I love those people… They’ve got a few scars, and they’ve earned it. They’ve lived their lives.”