Cate Blanchett is confident that gender issues in 2020 remain the same as they were at the dawn of the 1970s. The actress played a conservative activist named Phyllis Schlafly, who acted against second-wave feminists in America.
Kate has long advocated gender equality in the acting world, although she notes with bitterness that there have always been fewer women in films than men. "I always knew that the DNA of men and women is identical. And I could not understand why the industry where I got, did not reflect this at all," says the actress.
At some point, she began to calculate the ratio of men to women in every project in which she took part. At first it was one woman for 35 men, then 1 in 27, and four years ago - 1 in 16. "I just thought it was normal," the star admits. Keith insists that the fight for equality should not be perceived only as a tribute to fashion. "I was inspired by the way women spoke in the seventies. Then there was a culture of public debate. And this is what we lost. We still have some discussion, but not on a wide public scale," Kate summed up in an interview with Radio Times.