I often play women who are not essentially good or likable, and I often go through a stage where I hate them. Then I end up loving and defending them.
I would certainly choose my jobs depending on the actions of the character. I won't do anything that has to do with child abuse or women's abuse.
Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.
Get more women producers, writers, directors. Why should we expect men to do it for us? They can't.
There are still women who are not living their own lives, but living through their men or their children.
I figured as I got older, the good roles for women would be in the theatre. So 15 years ago I started building a Broadway career to try and develop the chops to be accepted as a great theatrical actress.
I'm very practical. What I'm reaching for is individualism for women.
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that.
Women are responsible for creating their own roles.