Actress Frieda Pinto who rose to fame after her film debut in Slumdog Millionaire would like to see more women in Hollywood behind the camera, according to CNN.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated her as best supporting actress for her role in Slumdog. She has since gone on to star in Woody Allen’s “You will meet a tall dark stranger,” and “Rise of the planet of the apes,” among others.
At just age 28, she can already see the need for stronger roles for women.
“The only way to cure that problem is to have more female writers and more female directors,” she said. “There will be a different perspective when you have women writers and women directors. There is sometimes a misconception that a female director can’t really tackle manly issues and definitely Kathryn Bigelow proves them wrong.”
She sees herself as one day becoming a Hollywood producer.
She has put much effort in a project with the World Bank to empower girls around the world. You can read about that in CNN along with her response to criticism that she has not embraced Bollywood.