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Sigourney Weaver Says 'My Salinger Year' is 'Big Step Forward' for Women in Film at Berlin Film Fest!

Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver stand side-by-side while hitting the red carpet at the opening ceremony premiere of their film My Salinger Year held during the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on Thursday (February 20) in Berlin, Germany.

The leading ladies were joined at the premiere event by their co-stars Douglas Booth, Xiao Sun, Hamza Haq, Yanic Truesdale, director Philippe Falardeau and writer Joanna Rakoff, as well as Jeremy Irons with wife Sinead Cusack, and Daniel Bruehl and his wife Felicitas Rumbold.

Earlier in the day, Sigourney and her My Salinger Year team also attended a photo call and press conference for the film at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Sigourney Weaver praised the team behind My Salinger Year, calling the film “a big step forward” for women in an entertainment industry still reckoning with the impact of the #MeToo movement.

“Our producers Kim (McCraw) and Luc (Déry) went out of their way to hire women who might not have been heads of department, who carried the load for a long time, made them heads of department, and gave them that chance,” Sigourney said at a press conference (via Variety). “Boy, did they do a hell of a job.”

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James McAvoy & Tom Hiddleston: South Bank Sky Arts Awards!

James McAvoy and his wife Anne Marie Duff attend the South Bank Sky Arts Awards held at The Dorchester on Tuesday (March 12) in London, England.

The 33-year-old Scottish actor was joined by Tom Hiddleston, who was spotted posing with Jeremy Irons and his wife Sinead Cusack.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James McAvoy

Star Trek‘s Benedict Cumberbatch was also seen attending the award ceremony.

“I think it’s going to be quite a dark journey compared to the caddish, almost playboy character that we turned him into in the first movie. I think it will be going through a darker place to ultimately get a sorted Professor X that we’re used to seeing come the third movie. This movie might be a little bit more of a passing through the crucible for him,” James recently shared about his character Professor Charles Xavier in his upcoming film X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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