Brit Marling and Female Characters

“How many moral compromises can you make before you chip away at the thing in you that is worth sharing?”

In this interview for the series “Off Camera”, Brit Marling talks about expectations verses reality in her auditioning experiences when she first moved to Los Angeles.  She discusses how the roles available for women were often far from the strong female characters she hoped to be playing, which is how she turned to writing for herself.

Because I don’t see myself represented that often in movies, TV, media, I too have taken that approach in my work.  I always wanted to audition for the male parts so instead of doing that, I started to write things on my own.  Why not make the world as you wish to see it?