Kong's Brie Larson demands more female directors

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From Digital Spy

Let's be real here: it's difficult in Hollywood if you're a female director, and despite the issue coming up time and time again, quite frankly not enough has been done about it.

Case in point, only four of the top 100 movies in 2016 were directed by women. You don't even need one full hand to count that.

Brie Larson - star of Kong: Skull Island - is the latest to call for more women behind the camera.

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"I love that we're seeing stronger women on the screen, but I don't think that's the end of this conversation," she said (via BBC News).

"Because I think that we're more than just being strong or just being mothering - [and] I think there's a whole lot that goes on in between for us to explore.

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"I think the best place to start would be more female film directors - more female filmmakers of every different type of race - and we need to get out of these binary ways of thinking.

"We need more intersectionality. We need more unique voices, because what directing is, is saying, 'This is how I view the world', and I think the way we can connect and learn more is seeing the world through other people's eyes."

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Larson has directed a movie of her own - releasing later this year, Unicorn Store has a cast which includes Samuel L Jackson and Bradley Whitford.

The Oscar-winning Room actress will also join the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel.

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