Sharp Objects star praises streamers for "being good to women"

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

From Digital Spy

Patricia Clarkson has discussed how the likes of Amazon Prime and Netflix are helping to create unique opportunities for women in the entertainment industry.

Having already won in the past, the actress was recently quizzed about the possibility of winning an Emmy Award for her role in HBO's Sharp Objects – where she plays Adora Crellin opposite Amy Adams.

Making an appearance at the Czech film festival Karlovy Vary recently, Clarkson told The Hollywood Reporter that the streaming services have given women "a vibrant, complex and fertile field in which they can now work".

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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"The current Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Warners streaming services are good for women," she said. "They have single-handedly really lifted women - and women of over 40, 50 or 60."

Clarkson – whose other screen credits include Shutter Island and The Maze Runner series – then mentioned that "many more women behind the camera" were needed.

"There is a groundswell now - a deep and profound shift that is happening in Hollywood. I think now people are realising that women can also make you money and we really look good - at all ages.

"Now producers, studio heads, they want to work with women," she elaborated. "I think now it is a priority, whereas before it used to be the exception rather than the rule to many big, powerful men in Hollywood."

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