Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell Discuss the Making of ‘Promising Young Woman’

Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell Discuss the Making of ‘Promising Young Woman’
We’ve seen countless male-led action films of men saving their daughters or avenging the deaths of their wives. So “Promising Young Woman” writer, director and producer Emerald Fennell sought to flip the trope on its head and make a revenge movie that felt innately female and put a spotlight on the friendship between two women.

In the Variety Streaming Room, hosted by film and media reporter Angelique Jackson, Fennell and star Carey Mulligan discussed their five-time Oscar-nominated film.

While the movie, which is nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, is intrinsically centered around a female experience, Fennell noted that “Promising Young Woman” was developed for a broad audience.

“What’s been really heartening is how widely it has connected with people,” Fennell said. “We’ve heard from everyone from much older men, to really young women, to boys and girls who are just starting high school and
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