Emerald Fennell thinks it “impossible” for mothers of young children to work in the film industry.
The 35-year-old actress and director, who was seven months pregnant when she shot her acclaimed thriller, Promising Young Woman, believes the best way to help women make it in the industry is if possible to provide a lot of help and shelter for their children as possible at work
Speaking to Grazia, she said, “The first thing I would say as someone with a young child is that anything we can do to help with childcare would make a world of difference. The hours are so long. It is impossible to have a young family and work in this industry. “
At last week’s Academy Awards, Emerald won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman.
And while ‘The Crown’ star is currently focused on directing, she firmly believes that she’s unlikely to leave acting for good.
She said, “I love working with the amazing people I have been able to work with
“That will be behind the camera for the foreseeable future. But I love to act. “
“Promising Young Woman” plays Carey Mulligan as a college dropout who seeks revenge for the death of her best friend who was raped by a classmate in college, and Gold at the Oscars takes home several boards including the BAFTAs and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
Emerald – who appeared as the showrunner on “Killing Eve” – is still shocked by the reaction to her story, which she both wrote and directed.
She said, “I don’t think I would honestly believe it if I went back to the first day of shooting.
“You know, we made the film in 23 days. It is a love work for everyone who made it.
“We never thought it would come to this. It was absolutely amazing. “