Kate Hudson wants the film industry to invest more money in female directors.
The Almost Famous actress will appear in two upcoming projects helmed by women this year, and she revealed she has her sights set on overhauling the male-dominated industry.
“I want real balance, not fake balance, and I believe you can only do that by investing more in women’s work," Kate told British Vogue, before noting that Patty Jenkins landing the role of director for the 2017 superhero blockbuster Wonder Woman was a "great example".
"When a company says their workforce is made up of X per cent women, X per cent Black women, X per cent Latina women, but their board and executive team is made up of only white men – we need to change that. How do we make this happen? Are there no other investors in the world other than white men?" she fired.
"I’m passionate about making sure that in any business that I do – and in any films that I make – I ask these questions and the shift is being made," the mother-of-three added.
This year, Kate will star in the second season of Nichelle Tramble Spellman’s series Truth Be Told opposite Octavia Spencer, as well as director Ana Lily Amirpour’s film Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, and the 41-year-old said it was her mother, Goldie Hawn, who inspired her to become more involved with female filmmakers.
“With an actor-producer mother such as Goldie Hawn, and her relationship with women including (filmmaker) Nancy Meyers, it’s second nature. As light and airy as people love to see my mum, I grew up with her and she’s so hardworking and won’t (be deterred) from what she knows she can do," Kate shared.