Don't Compliment Carey Mulligan For Playing A 'Strong Woman'

"You don’t say to men: 'You played another really strong man.'"
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Carey Mulligan is done with the tired trope of the "strong woman" role in movies.

In an interview for Elle UK's November issue, the "Suffragette" actress explained why it's so problematic to tell an actress she "played another strong woman" in a film.

"You don’t say to men: 'You played another really strong man,'" she told Elle UK. "The idea that women are inherently weak -- and we’ve identified the few strong ones to tell stories about -- is mad."

When asked if she thought the world would be better if women ran it, Mulligan responded with a true feminist answer: "The answer is no. I think it would be a better world if it were run equally -- we’re still so far from that."


Watch more from the Elle UK interview below.

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