Thanks to Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild,' We'll Be Seeing a Lot More Strong Female Roles
Now that Reese Witherspoon has taken a 1100-mile walk in Cheryl Strayed's shoes, other women can follow suit. No, her production company Pacific Standard doesn't plan on focusing solely on hiking films, but Wild's producer Bruna Papandrea says they're ready to create more strong female roles — both in front of and behind the camera. During a chat for Variety's screening series, Papandrea explained how their company plans to change the types of roles offered to ladies and what they want to see in the future of film.
This is very similar to what Witherspoon said at The Hollywood Reporter's recent roundtable, but the actress also included how she wants her daughter to grow up with amazing female role models in movies.
With both Wild and Gone Girl (which is also from Pacific Standard) nominated for Golden Globe Awards, they're clearly making strides toward a bright female-centric future. Next stop, the Oscars!