"Son Hamlet à lui est une femme, la douce, la sombre, l'insondable Angela Winkler. (...) Hamlet, incarnée par une femme !"
PETER ZADEK : "Quant au choix d'Angela Winkler, avec qui j'ai une longue complicité au théâtre, si elle avait été un homme, je l'aurais pris lui aussi..."
(Entretien avec Peter Zadek, 16 décembre 2000, Télérama n°2657)
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Stanislas Nordey : "Une actrice comme Anne Tismer ne dit que ça : Je ne veux plus jouer de rôles de femmes, ça ne m'intéresse pas. Ce qui m'intéresse, c'est de jouer Danton... Valérie [Lang] aussi me parlait souvent de ça. C'est une vraie belle question posée à l'auteur et au metteur en scène."
Contemporaines ? Rôles féminins dans le théâtre d'aujourd'hui,
OutreScène 12, La revue de La Colline, mai 2011,
page 53 : Stanislas Nordey, L'amour de changer le monde
- Entretien avec Anne-Françoise Benhamou, Paris, mars 2011
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Emily Blunt : "Ecris-moi un rôle comme tu l'écrirais pour un homme, sans te poser la question de ma féminité."
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Rooney MARA : “When I was starting out it was really frustrating because it felt like all the parts out there were ‘the girlfriend’ or whatever. There was no real person behind most of those characters. In the last five years that’s changed and I’ve had the opportunity to play a range of well-realised characters. But a lot of the time it feels like I’m reading the best female dialogue out there. There have been years where there’s been nothing that’s interested me. You get scripts through and the dialogue is just horrible. It’s so weird. People just don’t know how to write female dialogue. So many men are afraid of writing female dialogue. We’re not that different, you know, we’re all human".
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Natalie PORTMAN : as a subject of desire, not an object of desire ; her humanity not as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter ; a rare opportunity in our industry to get to portray a woman so complicated ; not just in relationships to other men.
"I feel so lucky to have been part of this film that is about a woman who was maybe known first for being a wife, um, first to Kennedy and then to Onassis, but then became someone who could be recognized on-on their own merits, just... just as Jackie. Um, and I think it's really incredible - an incredible opportunity and unfortunately, a rare opportunity in our industry to get to portray a woman so complicated, to have so many assets - aspects of her, um, revealed and to look at her humanity not as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter. She's not to be respected because of her relationship to a man, but because of her humanity and her, um, her-herself as a subject of desire, not an object of desire. And I salute the many men behind this film who we obviously need many female voices to tell stories, but it's also essential that the men who are telling stories consider women as complete human beings and not just in relationships to other men. And to have our producers Mickey Liddell, Darren Aronofsky, and... and many others, actually, many producers on the film, and Darren, of course, who has been so generous with me throughout my career, um, and my life in giving me these complex women, ah, to portray. And Pablo Larraín, the director, who's just a phenomenal person, and again, was telling this story of a human being, not a woman, and I think that-that's a real rarity, unfortunately. And to Fox Searchlight, Nancy and Steve, who are wonderfully taking on this movie on-on a journey. And to the Hollywood Film Awards, so kind of you, I really appreciate being in a room with so many people I admire and respect so much. Thank you."
Natalie Portman recevant le prix de la meilleure actrice pour "Jackie", Hollywood Film Awards 2016