Rebecca Ferguson: Gender equality is such an important topic

Updated: Dec 22, 2019, 11:11 IST | IANS | Mumbai

Rebecca Ferguson talks about gender equality and why she feels lucky to be a part of the entertainment industry.

Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Rebecca Ferguson
Picture Courtesy: Official Instagram Account/Rebecca Ferguson

Actress Rebecca Ferguson feels she is lucky that she got to do projects that were driven by the passion for art and not gender dynamics. The actress says she has never felt like a single woman in the world of men.

Asked how the whole conversation around gender disparity is changing showbiz, Ferguson told IANS: "Gender equality is such an important topic. For me, I'm lucky enough that I have been thrown into productions -- where whether or not it's men or women who are directing, producing, acting, supporting or making coffee -- we basically all go in for the love of the arts. We support the film. I have never felt like a single woman in the world of men."

The actress never faced gender disparity, but she knows that it doesn't mean it is not present in Hollywood.

"Maybe I'm just lucky, but I think the cause is very important to battle. And I think we're getting to a place every day which is better and better," she added.

Ferguson has made a name for herself in Hollywood by being part of projects like Hercules, Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, The Girl On The Train, The Greatest Showman, Mission: Impossible Fallout and Men In Black: International.

She was last seen as a villain in Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. In the Warner Bros. film, Ferguson was seen as cult leader Rose the Hat, who feeds off the shine of innocents in her quest for immortality.

The Swedish-English actor has played diverse roles, positive, strong and villainous roles, and she says she picks projects when she falls for her character.

"I'm just attracted to characters. I mean, it's very rare I guess when you interview people and say, 'you've played nice people for the last four years'. For me, we all have dark sides and good sides. I think what is fun is finding the things that I like and love in characters that are supposed to be evil.

"For example, in Doctor Sleep, Rose does everything for the love of her group. She tries to feed a group, she nurtures the people she loves. And obviously, the consequences of that love is in our normal eyes of human beings is horrendous but not for her, she does it as out of love and support for her people," she said.

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