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Women can direct big blockbusters too: Nancy Meyers

Filmmaker Nancy Meyers says Hollywood should not presume that female directors do not want to make hefty blockbusters. The 66-year-old What Women Want filmmaker made the comments after “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow said many of the top female directors in Hollywood “are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake”, reported Entertainment Weekly.

Even though Meyers did not directly refer to those remarks, she said women can direct dinosaurs too.

“Even I was saying for a minute that maybe women just don’t want to direct the <g data-gr-id="19">big-cape</g> movies or tentpole movies because maybe they can’t really relate, but now I’m thinking that’s not even true."

“Let’s not assume women don’t want in on <g data-gr-id="21">those kind</g> of movies. Women can direct dinosaurs. Believe me,” Meyers said.

The filmmaker hoped to see more movies being made about women.

“Women have moved up in the exec jobs more than in any other job in Hollywood. And with women doing so well right now in the executive ranks, I think we’ll see more movies about women.” 

Earlier, Trevorrow had said, “These filmmakers have clear voices and stories to tell that don’t necessarily involve superheroes or spaceships or dinosaurs,” adding that he believes there is an ‘imbalance’ in the industry that needs to change.” 
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