29 5 / 2012
"It’s bizarre to me when people say, ‘You play unlikable characters, you’re so brave.’ That’s what’s real, humanity - that’s what’s out there. I don’t know why but society lives in this dream world where women are only two things: amazing mothers who never do anything wrong or prostitutes. That’s it. It’s the Madonna/whore complex - or it’s assumed that women can’t be as complicated or as conflicted as men. It’s not true. There are millions of women like Meredith [in Prometheus]. We just don’t acknowledge them. I don’t think anyone sits down with Robert De Niro and says, ‘You play strong guys.’ But in many ways, we do it to ourselves, we don’t want to acknowledge the truth of who we are."