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Olivia Wilde Explains Why Female Superheroes Need to Change

Olivia Wilde Explains Why Female Superheroes Need to Change

Olivia Wilde and her Meadowland director Reed Morano attend a brunch at the Gryphon Tea Room during the 2015 Savannah Film Festival on Sunday (October 25) in Savannah, Ga.

The 31-year-old actress opened up to CinemaBlend on her opinions on why female superheroes need to change.

“I’m a big fan of superhero films, and I have so much respect for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The thing with female superheroes is that, in order to be powerful, they are flawless. The idea of kick-ass power lacks a certain nuance, at times. There is something to be said for a female director working to create a female superhero that perhaps [has] a little more complexity,” Olivia said. “Marvel has been so smart about casting unexpected people for these roles. Look at what Robert Downey [Jr.] brought to Iron Man. A real, dry sense of humor and a complexity to his hero balance. I think that the way these Marvel heroes are written, the female superheroes included, do have complexity and flaws. But I think when they are translated into film, the women can become these ultimate goddesses of perfection and I would love to create a female Marvel character who is just as unexpected and complex as some of the male characters as Iron Man. I think that would be really cool!”

FYI: Olivia is wearing a Self Portrait dress, Chloe blazer, and Brian Atwood shoes.

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    She certainly hasn’t seen the Jessica Jones trailer.

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    …………….I did too.

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  • mandyz

    Lol she’s campaigning hard to get hired by Marvel.

  • mandyz

    Lol she’s campaigning hard to get hired by Marvel.

  • Guillermo

    Female superheroes don´t need to change IT´S HOLLYWOOD WHICH MUST CHANGE and stop hiring untalented actresses who always get press by talking about their vaginas, sex life, if Hollywood get rid of their untalented actresses Olivia will be an unemployed actress

  • gmez

    Olivia Wilde thinks she learned how to act after ruining thousand of movies and now she thinks she has the right to criticize female superheroes and that´s pathetic because she still is a lacklustre actress

  • gmez

    Olivia wants complex female superheroes because she thinks she is talented enough to play a complex character, Olivia seems to be desesperate to be hired by Marvel