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Emilia Clarke Says Stop Calling Female Leads "Strong"

Emilia Clarke explained how frustrating it can be to be asked what it's like playing a "strong" woman. Because the qualifying adjective implies that all other female characters that exist are inherently weak. "'How does it feel to play a strong woman?' I'll tell you how it feels to play a woman, the end. That's it. Take the 'strong' out of there, find another adjective, dammit. I'm just playing women. If it's not strong, what is it? You're telling me that there's another option? There's a 'weak' option? You think a lead in a movie is going to be weak? It just doesn't bear having the conversation, so enough already with the 'strong women,' please. Let's just be 'women.'" See Emilia Clarke play a woman in Solo: A Star Wars Story when it hits theaters May 25th.
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