In honor of this special day I made a collage from pictures of Eddie Redmayne
with his formidable co-stars (stills and screenshots from his projects)
We celebrate the International Women's Day in
Hungary since 1948. Women are celebrated and
greeted with flowers (or gifts) by men, it's about
love, esteem and respect. Many people don't even
know about the feminist roots, the actual meaning
of the celebration.
March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International
Socialist Woman's Conference to become an
"International Woman's Day." After women
gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8
became a national holiday there. The day was then
predominantly celebrated by the socialist
movement and communist countries until it was
adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.
Eddie said in the recent fan interview: "I think there’s just been a massive sea-change, and I think
that it will change the way that every man is in every workplace across the world. I’ve worked with
many formidable women, but certainly when you go on a film set still you see that it is a male-centric
place …And so I think that the question, to me, is the same way the film business is being focused
on and actors are being focused on, it’s also about people behind the camera, it’s about directors,
producers, heads of studios, and then of course into all other industries. So I think, I hope that there
will be a shift. For a long time, people would say, oh, perhaps that female-centric films weren’t as
commercially successful. But the top three films of the last year were fronted by women, some of
them directed by women. It’s just not a valid excuse any more. So I think there will be a change."
You find the full interview on BespokeRedmayne here.