Sofia Coppola Says She Can’t Watch Movies Without Any Female Characters

Sofia Coppola Says She Can’t Watch Movies Without Any Female Characters
Sofia Coppola is known for writing and directing rich roles for women, from Kirsten Dunst as rebellious teen Lux Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicide” to Scarlett Johansson as adrift postgrad Charlotte in “Lost in Translation” and, most recently, Rashida Jones’ Laura in “On the Rocks.” She has the same expectations for other directors’ movies she watches, as Coppola recently explained to “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell in a conversation hosted by Screen International.

The topic arose out of their discussion of Carey Mulligan’s complex turn as Cassie in the Oscar-contending thriller.

“We immediately got each other,” Fennell said of her star. “It made making the film so much easier because we had a shorthand. I knew she knew exactly what I was thinking and we could work very quickly between ourselves. I think if it had been anyone else who we hadn’t known before, just physically getting
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