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Naomi Watts: Don't Compare Us to the Men

  | May 16, 2014 20:16 IST (Cannes)
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Naomi was in Cannes to attend Calvin Klein's "Women in Film" alongside Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o and Rooney Mara.

Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts says she's had enough with female directors constantly being sized up to their male counterparts.

Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts says she's had enough with female directors constantly being sized up to their male counterparts.
Speaking to The Associated Press, the Impossible star said that "female directors and actress have a different voice, different stories. It's not helpful to be compared to men." (Also read: Wedding bells for Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber? )
Naomi, who wore a pink strapless dress and long Bulgari white gold and diamond necklace, was in Cannes on Thursday night to attend Calvin Klein's "Women in Film" alongside Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o and Rooney Mara.
The underrepresentation of women in directorial roles has been a hot topic at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with Jane Campion - the first female filmmaker to have ever won the Palme d'Or - sitting as jury president. (Also read: https://movies.ndtv.com/hollywood/naomi-watts-worried-she-would-never-have-children-418919 )
"Jane Campion is right to say that there's an inherent sexism in the film industry. But there's also a lack of women putting themselves forward," Naomi Watts added.


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